Veteran music producer Emilio Estefan says his new song "We're All Mexican" celebrates the achievements of Hispanic people in the United States — and is not a response to Donald Trump incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants.
"I want to make sure people don't get confused," he said in Spanish in a video posted on his Facebook page. "When I wrote and produced 'We're all Mexican,' it was scheduled to be released now for Hispanic Heritage Month, to bring people together."
The Grammy-winning producer said the song is a way to "show the world the pride we have, not just for the Hispanic community, but all Mexicans for all they have done for this country."
On Thursday, Billboard.com said in an article that Estefan had created the song "to combat the spate of anti-Mexican rhetoric that Donald Trump sparked earlier this summer."
"The song tribute of Emilio Estefan, 'We're All Mexican' is a message that celebrates the diversity of Hispanics during Hispanic Heritage Month and the great success of a lot of immigrants," his Facebook page stated.
Estefan, who is Cuban-American, enlisted a dozen of Latino celebrities, including his wife Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan, as well as reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés.
He said the song carries a message of unity: "It's about love and the love we feel for this country."
"We're All Mexican" will be released in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.