Beyonce Chats With Anderson Cooper About World Humanitarian Day
So much for the idea that Beyonce is not socially responsible. The singer sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss her song ‘I Was Here,’ which she has dedicated to World Humanitarian Day (Aug. 19), a day when the United Nations urges everyone to consider helping others around the globe who are suffering.
“We all want to know that our life meant something and that we did something for someone else, and that we spread positivity, no matter how big or how small, so the song was perfect for Humanitarian Day,” Bey said of the track, which appeared on her ‘4’ album and has become the official anthem of this year’s event.
In ‘I Was Here,’ Beyonce sings, “I want to say I lived each day until I died / And know that I meant something in somebody’s life / The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave / That I made a difference and this world will see / I was here, I lived, I loved.”
She was interviewed with U.N. under-secretary-general and emergency relief coordinator Valerie Amos. Beyonce said she was committed to doing something simple everyday to help someone and offered suggestions for what the average person can do, such as “feeding the homeless, giving your coat to someone who needs it, helping the elderly cross the street.”
Beyonce filmed a video for ‘I Was Here’ at the United Nations and will premiere the video on Sunday to celebrate the occasion. This year’s goal of World Humanitarian Day is to reach one billion people around the world with messages of hope sent via social media. Those who wish to participate can find more details at www.whd-iwashere.org.