Updated 09:04 PM EST, Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Emilio Estefan Rounds Up Dozens of Latin Celebrities in New Song 'We're All Mexican'

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Emilio Estefan has sought the help of well-known Hispanic celebrities for the new song "We're All Mexican."

Estefan produced the track to stand up against the anti-Latin statements that Republican Donald Trump ignited ever since he announced his presidential candidacy in June. A number of Hispanic celebrities were recruited by Estefan for the song, which includes Thalia, Carlos Santana, Pepe Aguilar, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan, Billboard listed.

"There's a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong," the Cuban-American musician said, as quoted by Billboard. "We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we're doing."

According to the 62-year-old producer, "We're All Mexican" carries a message of unity is and is a musical celebration of Hispanics and their accomplishments, the news outlet further reported.

Estefan said that he has known Trump for many years, and that 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," Billboard added. The business magnate referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists, drug dealers, and criminals a few months ago.

He continued, "Trump doesn't represent anything to me. Everyone has their opinion, and he can have whatever opinion he wants, as long as he doesn't humiliate my people."

"We're All Mexican" will be released in late September, and will also feature the reggaeton artist Wisin, radio personality Enrique Santos, and renowned Spanish-American chef José Andrés, Billboard noted. Most of them will be rapping in the song.

The track's release will coincide with the Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicks off on Sept. 15, Business Insider wrote.

Ricky Martin Pens Op-Ed Against Donald Trump

Latino superstar Ricky Martin said that Trump's comments against their community make his "blood boil," according to his Spanish op-ed published on Univision and translated by Billboard. The singer's op-ed came after Trump threw out Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos out of a campaign press event in Iowa on Aug. 25.

"When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos? From the beginning his intention was transparent: basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media's radar," Martin wrote, as reported by Billboard.

In his op-ed, he urged his fellow Latinos to "demand respect" for the first generations of their community who paved a path for them to the U.S., the news outlet added.

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