Beyonce Performs “I Was Here” at United Nations

August 13, 2012

With a new music video in the works, what could be better than filming it in the UN General Assembly Hall? Beyoncé performed at the United Nations on Friday, April 10th in front of some of the world’s most important people and simply out did herself. The music video to Beyonce’s song, “I Was Here” was being filmed in recognition of World Humanitarian Day and will be released on August 19th.

When it comes to performing, it’s hard for Beyoncé to find the time due to the fact that her and her hubby, Jay-Z, welcomed a baby girl back in early 2012. Although she has little time to do anything, to Beyoncé, World Humanitarian Day is extremely important. She stated that, World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”

Beyoncé came on stage looking elegant as always, wearing a beautiful white, sleeved, floor length gown, and her hair slicked back, which pulled the look together flawlessly. Being that the song itself is about leaving her mark on the world and not wanting to die without making a change, the unique lighting that transformed the room into a galaxy theme made her performance that much more emotional. This rare performance was in front of the members of the United Nations, as well as actress Julia Stiles, rapper The Dream, and singer Diane Warren, who wrote the song Beyoncé performed.

If you didn’t think all of that was enough, listen to this… the music video is actually being donated to the U.N. for a new campaign that’s in the works. It’s refreshing to see celebrities making an effort to make a change in the world, especially in their own unique way. With August 19th being World Humanitarian Day, this is the perfect way to spice things up.

Here is a very emotional campaign message from the pop-star herself, check it out, you don’t want to miss it:

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-Alana K.


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