Jennifer Lopez and Lin Manuel Miranda performed their new song “Love Makes the World Go Round” on NBC’s “Today” show to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
The duo sang the song to an audience filled with 50 survivors and victims’ family members. Lopez kicked off the show in an all white outfit standing on a video screen with moving graphics like hearts and a rainbow colored world.
The song started off with an excerpt from Miranda’s speech at the Tony’s last month. “Love is love is love is love is love,” but he didn’t join JLo on stage until midway through the song to rap his part — also in an all white outfit.
JLo had the song for a while, but felt that now was the right time to release it to preach a message of love and hope after the tragedy in Orlando.
“When everything happened in Orlando I kind of heard it in a different way for the first time and I was like the world needs this,” said Lopez. “The world really needs the message of love being the answer. That’s what really matters and that’s what makes the world go round. Hate, anger, that’s not going to get us anywhere.”
Watch the video below.