Beyonce has released a brand new remix of J Balvin’s hit single Mi Gente, with proceeds going towards relief efforts in the Caribbean and Mexico.
The new version of Mi Gente features Beyonce, 36, singing her verses in Spanish. The Formation singer announced on 29 September that all proceeds from sales of the remix will go towards charities offering aid to countries like Puerto Rico and Mexico, which have been affected by Hurricane Maria and an earthquake.
Reacting to Beyonce’s new song, a fan tweeted: “Forget about Despacito bitch MI GENTE is my new jaaaaaammmmm.”
Praising Beyonce’s charitable efforts, another chimed in: “Wow @beyonce just remixed ‘mi gente’ and is donating all the proceeds to hurricane relief in puerto rico + mexico/and others. so amazing.”
Listen to Beyonce’s remix of Mi Gente:
Another added: “If y’all can make ‘Despacito’ go #1 for 16 weeks, then y’all can do the same with Mi Gente! Support President Beyoncé in helping Puerto Rico.”
It is not the first time Beyonce has released a Spanish-speaking song – in 2016, she surprised fans with a Spanish version of her 2006 hit Irreplaceable.
J Balvin and Willy Williams released Mi Gente in June 2017 and it fast became a summer smash playing on the radio and clubs around the world. The dance track peaked at number one in Colombia and 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The Mi Gente remix is Beyonce’s first new song since giving birth to twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, three months ago in June.
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z has also contributed to relief efforts. The rapper’s music streaming service Tidal announced they were transporting emergency supplies to Puerto Rico. As part of their initiative, a cargo plane will carry cases of water, feminine hygiene products, 200,000 pounds of batteries, torches, baby nappies and baby wipes.
Celebrities have pleaded with President Donald Trump to send relief efforts to Puerto Rico, including Rihanna. The Wild Thoughts singer posted the cover of the New York Daily News paper which featured the headline: “No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying… Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr President! American tragedy.”
Rihanna added in the caption: “Dear @realDonaldTrump
I know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! Don’t let your people die like this.”