Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan has rounded up a team of Latino celebrities to record a song called "We’re All Mexican."
“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” Estefan, winner of 19 Grammy awards, told Billboard magazine. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”
The song — which Estefan described as a "celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments" — will be released later this month. It will feature Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, Shakira, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar, as well as Reggaeton artist Wisin and rapper Wyclef Jean.
At his campaign kickoff announcement in June, Trump said Mexico is “sending” rapists, criminals and drug dealers to the United States. “Some, I assume, are good people,” he added.
Estefan, who is Cuban American, told Billboard he has known Trump “for many, many years.” He said the song “is not so much an answer to the real-estate developer turned Republican candidate as it is an answer to the sentiment that we’ve progressed [as Hispanics] and we need to let people know that.”
“I want to send a message that represents unity,” he added.