Earlier this month, Beyoncé took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to film her performance of her iconic ‘4’ hit ‘I Was Here.’
Bey delivered a flawless and breathtaking performance of her profound and moving song in a body hugging, sparkling Marc Bouwer gown for a small audience as massive screens behind her displayed footage of humanitarian actions taking place all across the globe.
Kenzo Digital and Sophie Muller directed Beyoncé’s performance of ‘I Was Here’ for World Humanitarian Day (August 19th). The purpose of the video is to achieve one billion views and ultimately unite these one billion people and influence them to do one kind act for another person and leave their mark on the world.
“‘I Was Here’ says I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time, and it’s basically all of our dreams [about] leaving our mark on the world,” she said of her song choice. “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 is perfect for Humanitarian Day.”
“I feel like we all have our purpose and we all have our strengths and I don’t know if it’s selfish or unselfish, but it feels so wonderful to do something for someone else,” Beyoncé added. “And I think for the U.N to want to include the whole world was something important, and that’s what I represent.”
“One day, one message, one goal. To inspire people all over the world. To do something good no matter how big or small, for someone else.”
Happy World Humanitarian Day!
Watch Beyoncé Perform ‘I Was Here’ For World Humanitarian Day Below: