Beyonce Debuts Her New “I Was Here” Video For World Humanitarian Day
The video is here!
You may not have been at the United Nations General Assembly on August 10 in New York City when Beyonce filmed the video for “I Was Here” in front of a star-studded audience that included Anderson Cooper, Julia Stiles, The-Dream, and songwriter Diane Warren. But, thankfully, the international pop star has dropped the video for her millions of fans just in time for World Humanitarian Day.
“I’d like to ask everyone to make sure they’re a part of August 19,” Beyonce said of remembering the 2003 attack on U.N.’s offices in Bagdad inside Iraq’s Canal Hotel that wounded 100 people and left 22 people dead. “It’s such a beautiful, beautiful day, and I’d like to honor the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all, thank you so much for having me.”
Wearing a gorgeous sequined Marc Bower snow white gown, Beyonce glows during the video, directed by Kenzo Digital and Sophie Miller, that aims to drive a billion people to become part of the movement by visiting whd-iwashere.org. “We all see the headlines and we think, ‘What can I really do to help?’” Beyoncé said in a statement. “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.”
“World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work,” U.N. Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said in an official statement. “I hope everyone will pledge to complete at least one humanitarian action—however great or small—through [the campaign website].”
Check out the video below.