Rihanna to perform with U2 stars
Published 22/01/2010 | 13:29
Rihanna has revealed she will perform a new song with Jay-Z, The Edge and Bono at the Hope For Haiti telethon in London.
The RnB star will sing a track called Stranded with the US rapper and U2 stars.
During the taping of a Norwegian talk show in Oslo on Thursday, the RnB superstar said she felt drawn to the cause because of Haiti's proximity to her home country of Barbados: "In the Caribbean, we think of ourselves as one big family, one country - we're all together. We all represent each other."
She said she felt "great sadness" when thinking about the humanitarian disaster that struck Haiti following a January 12 earthquake.
"It's like it happened to Barbados," she said.
Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief will be an international event. Haitian native Wyclef Jean will anchor the show from New York, while George Clooney will do so from Los Angeles. Coldplay are also set to perform from London.
The funds raised from the benefit will be donated to several relief organisations, including Unicef, Oxfam America and Partners In Health.