Jacko in new We Are The World video
Published 12/02/2010 | 10:14
Lionel Richie has revealed that Michael Jackson is featured in the new video for the revamped version of We Are The World.
The late King of Pop can be seen singing with his sister Janet in the video, which will make his debut in the US during coverage of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony.
Lionel, who wrote the original charity anthem, said: "We left the original footage of that part, but now he is singing with his sister."
Quincy Jones, who produced the original track and helped orchestrate the re-recording, added: "It's something we wanted to see, but his mother requested it too, for Janet to sing with Michael.
"It was perfect. It was meant to be."
We Are The World 25 features 80 artists, including Pink, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Kanye West and Jennifer Hudson.
Proceeds from sales of the song will benefit earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.