Beyonce has done her good deedâ€”and now hopes one billion people will follow her example.
The 30-year-old singer performed I Was Here at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations on Friday, and received rave reviews from officials and stars, MTV reports.
â€œIs this what happens at the UN every Friday night?â€ Anderson Cooper, who hosted the event, asked the crowd. â€œBecause, Iâ€™ve gotta tell you … I wanna be here every Friday night if this goes on.â€
Video of Beyonceâ€™s performance will be released on August 19 on World Humanitarian Day, which commemorates 22 humanitarian workers who were killed in a 2003 terrorist attack in Iraq.
A website, WHD-IWasHere.org, was created with hopes of getting 1 billion people to pledge to help someone in need.
â€œIâ€™d like to ask everyone to make sure theyâ€™re a part of August 19th,â€ Beyonce said from the stage. â€œItâ€™s such a beautiful, beautiful day, and Iâ€™d like to honour the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all. Thank you so much for having me.â€
UN officials and and Hollywood stars praised the singerâ€™s participation. UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said â€œTonight [she] brings more than her stunning talents; she brings inspiration to help another person, to help more people.â€
Julia Stiles put it another way: â€œBeyonce is kick ass.â€
Though Beyonce has tweeted just once, she changed her profile picture last week to promote World Humanitarian Day.â€”Reuters