We Are The World 25 For Haiti Is Here!!! And It’s Pretty Hot!

- By Bossip Staff

After weeks of talk and photos and snippets “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” debuted last night during the opening of the Winter Olympics. So without further adieu… There comes a time when — you have to pop the hood for the rest!

Props to Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) who directed the video:

SMH @ T-Wayne both getting their autotune on… What’d y’all think about the rap breakdown?

In case you didn’t recognize some faces, those taking part in the song and video include: Akon, Bono, India.Arie, Patti Austin, Swizz Beatz, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Bizzy Bone, Ethan Bortnick, Brandy, Jeff Bridges, Toni Braxton, Zac Brown, Kristian Bush, Busta Rhymes, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Kid Cudi, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Earth Wind & Fire, Faith Evans, Fergie, Melanie Fiona, Jamie Foxx, Sean Garrett, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Groban, Anthony Hamilton, Keri Hilson, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Nipsey Hussle, Enrique Iglesias, LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Al Jardine, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, Rashida Jones, Gladys Knight, Adam Levine, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Mary Mary, Katharine McPhee, Jason Mraz, Mýa, Jennifer Nettles, Orianthi, Freda Payne, P!nk, A. R. Rahman, Nicole Richie, Raphael Saadiq, Carlos Santana, Nicole Scherzinger, Isaac Slade, Trey Songz, Musiq Soulchild, Jordin Sparks, Barbra Streisand, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, Rob Thomas, Usher, Vince Vaughn, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Ann Wilson, Brian Wilson, Nancy Wilson and BeBe Winan.

Are we the only ones that got a little teary when they superimposed Michael Jackson next to Janet???

For the most part we thought this version did the original justice, but why wasn’t this done five years ago when Katrina happened???

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  • lulu

    gladys knight looks crazy in this photo. but this is great what they are doing for the people in Haiti. good people do still exist

  • http://www.theperfectmemorial.com www.The Perfect Memorial.com

    Haiti needs all the love they can get right about now.

    I’m actually trying to connect with a few organizations to donate some products over there.

    I was in the region when it hit – felt it as well.

    Jah Bless…

  • Tam Tam


  • Josie

    follow me at twitter.com/Josielolo

  • MrsA

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! *TEAR*

  • Angee

    Yeah, Michael next to Janet had me little teary eyed too!

  • kimmy k

    I honestly thought this was going to be wack, because of all the odd people participating. But it actually came out pretty good. However, I still like the original a little better. This one is just updated, cuz a lot have changed in music. Best Wishes Haiti!

  • meme


  • whiteberry

    meh… where was Lauryn Hill?
    she still beefing with Clef?

  • Hmmm

    @ BeGood2People

    It wasn’t thaaat bad. I thought it would be corny/cringeworthy (especially when I heard there was gonna be rap in it), but it’s actually alright. It was a nice updated version.
    Can’t lie when Wyclef first came on I burst out laughing! All bleating like a goat but I guess that’s his new style of singing? lol

  • Meee


  • GTFOH with the DUMB

    Bad Bad idea, never f*** with an original that’s wonderful, you can only f*** it up.

  • http://bossip Mosby

    I like it I was feeling it. It started a little slow but it picked up fast and had a poweful ending.Wanye added a nice touch that was cute, Wyclef lol, J Hud fantastic,I liked it!

  • blackchiney

    it was great kudos

  • MS Nelly Baby

    Im so glad Rihanna and Beyonce wasn’t there thats 50 percent why I liked it even more

  • Reign

    I thought this version was going to be whack and I wasn’t looking forward to hearing it, BUT, it turned out VERY WELL…I enjoyed it and felt it was better than the original. Job Well Done!

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  • 2qt4u

    luv it

  • uk_Bluebell

    @ thickchick

    lol i hated wyclef’s ANNOYING screams as well. Other than that it thought it was ok but i do prefer the original

  • Bombee

    It’s for a good cause,but boy did the distroy a classic, mainly the goat that was Wyclef

  • shonda

    Earth calling Beyonce and Rhianna.???? (why the no show)? Well done to the artists who bothered to sing and contribute. It was powerful. Apart from J.Fox imitation of the dead.

    Prayers for Haiti.

  • Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper

    I felt like I died and went to autotunning,irrelevant people,ray charles spirit, wyclef yodeling heaven.

    Some songs just shouldn’t be touched and this is one of them. an #epicfail!

  • Am I Wrong

    I think Wyclef and Nicole Schelnskdngiwhoeirowiefgi were entirely overused in this song. Wyclef is only everywhere bc he is Haitian. His voice is annoying. All that pulsing and ish. SMH. And was Beyonce too big to come out and participate? I guess so.

  • ladyinblue

    Yo, was Wyclef yodeling french or something, cause that sure as hell was not singing! Voulez vous coucher avec moi,
    ce soir?

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