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Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda: Jimmy Fallon performance

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Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda made their late-night debut together on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The duo, who released “Love Make the World Go Round” last week in response to the Orlando, Florida gay nightclub massacre that left 49 dead in June, previously performed the track on NBC’s TODAY show.

“I had this song, I’ve had it for maybe eight months, and I love [it], I love the hook. When everything happened in Orlando, I kind of heard it in a different way, and I was like, ‘The world needs this right now, the world really needs the message of love being the answer,'” Lopez told Today after that performance on Tuesday morning. “I decided it needed a rework, and I wanted to put somebody on the bridge… I had seen Lin’s speech on the Tonys and thought he was the perfect person to do this with me. I stalked him… and I was like, ‘We have to do this!'”

During the Tony Awards in June, which took place the day of the Orlando shooting, Miranda read a sonnet while accepting the award for Best Original Score for Hamilton. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside,” he read through tears. A portion of his speech can be heard at the beginning of “Love Make the World Go Round,” and the repeated “love” mantra is also cited in the song’s lyrics.

Watch the performance below.