Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda Explain Why They Teamed Up for ‘Love Make the World Go Round’
The duo, who recently just dropped their song “Love Make the World Go Round” to benefit the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, is opening up about why they teamed up for the collaboration. Speaking with E! News, Lopez and Miranda explains why “the world needs this right now.”
“It’s about love. It’s about unity. It’s about coming together and realizing that we’re in this together,” Lopez says. “We knew what we wanted to say.”
Lopez adds that “there was an urgency behind it that everyone could feel.”
The two artists and Epic Records are donating 100 percent of the proceeds from each U.S. download sale of the song on iTunes to the Hispanic Federation Proyecto Somos Orlando from July 8 to Oct. 5.
“The whole thing has been a whirlwind,” Lopez says of collaborating with the Broadway star, jokingly adding that Miranda is going to also write something for her that’ll be “better than Hamilton.”
Lopez and Miranda got together in the studio just days after a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida on June 12, killing 49 people and injuring another 53.
Miranda previously recorded “What the Worlds Needs Now Is Love” with other Broadway stars to help the LGBT Center of Central Florida.