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Jennifer Lopez: 'My Orlando song has even more meaning now'

Jennifer Lopez thinks her charity track Love Make The World Go Round has become even more powerful in the wake of fresh terrorist attacks.

The singer teamed up with Broadway king Lin-Manuel Miranda for the heartfelt track, written to raise funds after a gunman opened fire in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, claiming the lives of 49 people in June (16).


Since then there have been several more terror attacks, including one in Nice, France, on 14 July (16) that left 84 people dead, and Jennifer feels her track is even more relevant now.


"(It's) taken on even more meaning," Jennifer told Entertainment Tonight. "It's one of my favourite songs I've ever done. When I sing the words, I really feel, I don't know...


"There's just something different about it than any other song I've ever done. I just feel like the world needs that message right now. The fact that love is the answer. Love is the key. That really makes the world a beautiful place. Makes it go round."


The song was turned around very quickly in the wake of the Orlando attacks, which happened not long after singer Christina Grimmie was shot by a crazed fan at a meet and greet.


But while Jennifer was surprised by the speed of the release, she insists the urgency was needed.


"When we finished the record, it was put out so quickly," she shared. "We did it one day, and the next day it was like, 'OK. It was on iTunes.' But I felt like people felt the urgency of it. The record company and everybody involved was like, 'We need to get this out there right now.' It's been an amazing response from not just fans of mine, but people all over the world."


And when it came to collaborating with someone on the song, Jennifer had Lin-Manuel on the top of her list. She has long been a fan of the stage star and was even present for the Broadway star's final performance in Hamilton alongside her eight-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian.


"They knew a lot of the songs," Jennifer smiled of her children. "My sister, my whole family (have been) huge Lin-Manuel fans since (show) In the Heights, so with Hamilton, I think we were on to it way before other people were. So, they know a lot of the songs from the musical. They were so excited to be there."