Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda record tribute to Orlando victims

2016-07-05 17:00

New York - American singer Jennifer Lopez and Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda - writer and star of the hit musical Hamilton - have recorded a tribute song to benefit victims of Orlando's 12 June nightclub attack.

The two artists both tweeted on Monday a behind-the-scenes video of themselves recording Love Make the World Go Round.

"We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us," raps Miranda in the clip.

The artists have not yet announced a release date for the song.

On Twitter Miranda said profits from downloads of the track will benefit the Hispanic Federation of Orlando, an organisation that opened a fund called #SomosOrlando a few hours after the mass shooting.

Both Miranda and Lopez are of Puerto Rican origin. Many of the shooting victims were of that heritage.

Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others at the gay nightclub Pulse, a venue popular among Latinos.

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