Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda stepped out this morning for the first live performance of their joint charity track, “Love Make the World Go Round.” The song is dedicated to victims of last month’s Orlando Pulse shooting; Lopez and Miranda performed to approximately 50 of the tragedy’s survivors and accompanying family members.
The pair have been busy lately: Miranda bid farewell to his hugely popular Broadway show, Hamilton, over the weekend, and Lopez was recently featured on another Orlando charity single, “Hands,” alongside big-name artists like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Mary J. Blige.
“I had this song. I’ve had it for maybe eight months, and I love [it]. I love the hook. When everything happened in Orlando, I kind of heard it in a different way, and I was like, ‘The world needs this right now. The world really needs the message of love being the answer,’” Lopez told Today of her track with Miranda. “I decided it needed a rework, and I wanted to put somebody on the bridge. I had seen Lin’s speech on the Tonys and thought he was the perfect person to do this with me. I stalked him and I was like, ‘We have to do this!’”