Beyoncé seems to love two things: surprise music and helping those who need it most. And when it came to helping the victims of natural disasters, she decided to do just that.
According to HuffPost, Beyoncé “released a new remix Thursday to the global hit “Mi Gente” by Willy William and J Balvin,” where the singer opted to sing a few lines in Spanish. But along with the surprise drop of the track, HuffPost says she also announced that the proceeds from the song will directly benefit relief charities for Mexico (which suffered a massive 7.1 earthquake in September), as well as Puerto Rico and islands in the Caribbean, which were hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Additionally, Beyoncé directed fans to her own website, says HuffPost, which outlines the myriad ways people can donate to natural disaster relief efforts.
You heard Queen Bey: let’s get in formation to help those who need it most. HuffPost reports that the “Mi Gente” remix can be found on both Spotify and Tidal.
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As citizens of the world and citizens of the United States, offering a helping hand is woven into our fabric as a people. So when the Gulf Coast of Texas and the city of Houston were hit by Harvey, the former Category 4 hurricane and current tropical storm, some of the most well-known among us stepped up to facilitate relief efforts.
First to make headlines was Beyoncé, a Houston native, who told The Houston Chronicle that while her heart is always with her hometown, she will be making an extra effort to help those affected by the record flooding.
“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” she said, according to HuffPost. “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”
But Beyoncé isn’t the only one to make headlines in helping Houston. According to People, Austin resident Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. While the storm comes in the midst of a polarized political climate, Bullock said relief efforts should mobilize people to support their fellow Americans.
“There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she said, according to People. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Others who have donated thus far include Kevin Hart, the Kardashian family, Wendy Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, The Rock and Nicki Minaj, reports ELLE.
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