According to an exclusive Billboard report, Emilio Estefan is uniting Latin celebrities for a song to combat anti-Mexican rhetoric. The guest on “We Are Mexican,” slotted for release later in September, includes Shakira, Carlos Santana, and Estefan’s wife Gloria Estefan, among others. There will even be appearances by non-musicians, such as radio host Enrique Santos and chef José Andrés, who will reportedly rap on the song.
Estefan told Billboardthat “We’re All Mexican” is a response to anti-Mexican rhetoric being stirred up this summer, which eventually led to a hate crime against a Hispanic man in Boston last month.
Earlier this summer, Donald Trump’s slung insults against Mexicans in his presidential candidacy announcement, and said Mexican immigrants were bringing drugs and crime to the U.S. However, Estefan maintained that the song is not a direct response to Trump himself (whom Estefan has known for years) “as it is an answer to the sentiment that we’ve progressed [as Hispanics] and we need to let people know that.”
“Trump doesn’t represent anything to me,” Estefan told Billboard. “Everyone has their opinion, and he can have whatever opinion he wants, as long as he doesn’t humiliate my people.”
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