Watch: Beyoncé drops 1st single and music video since giving birth

Beyoncé has dropped her first single and music video since giving birth to twins Sir and Rumi, in June.

According to the singer, proceeds from the track, a remix of J Balvinand Willy William’s smash hit “Mi Gente,” will benefit the ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands following Hurricane Maria, as well as Mexico which was recently hit by a 7.1 earthquake, killing more than 325 people.

“I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands,” wrote Bey via social media, along with a link to additional outreach efforts around the world.

In live visual, Cristiano Ronaldo and his kids, Diplo, Steve Aoki and more excitedly dance along to the fun track. If you watch closely, you will also see that Blue Ivy Carter makes a cameo. At one point her famous mama sings, “Azul, are you with me?” to which an autotuned voice responds, “Oh, yes I am!”

As fans may already know, this isn’t the first time the superstar has released a song in Spanish. In 2016, she made headlines for belting out a Spanish-version of her hit single, “Irreplaceable.”

Later on that day, Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal announced its own initiative to aid Puerto Rico. Leaving Oct. 7, a cargo plane will carry 200K pounds of supplies, including: batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products to victims impacted by the storm.

Tidal also asked that their users to take their efforts up a notch by donating unopened supplies to one of 19 locations in New York for future deliveries. On Oct. 17, the music subscription service will also host a benefit concert to raise funds for those impacted the greatest by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey, in addition to the earthquake that struck on Sept. 19. Performers slated to hit the stage include Jay-Z himself, Fat Joe, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea and Willow Smith.

As previously reported, a majority of the 3.4 million people who live in the U.S. territory have been without electricity, while others have been rendered homeless due to the storm. Cell service is scarce, hospitals are struggling to operate, and residents are also in desperate need of drinking water, food and fuel.

R. Hawkins
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