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???