According to reports, then late performer has a prominent role in the revamped video to raise funds for victims of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti last month
Lionel Richie, who wrote the original charity anthem with Jackson, says the King of Pop can be seen in the new video for the track, singing with his sister Janet.
“We left the original footage of that part, but now he is singing with his sister,” Richie told the AP.
“It’s something we wanted to see, but his mother requested it too, for Janet to sing with Michael,” said Quincy Jones, who produced the original track and helped orchestrate the re-recording. “It was perfect. It was meant to be.”
The video will make its debut today during coverage of the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.
“We Are the World – 25 for Haiti” features 80 artists, including will-i-am, Barbra Streisand, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jennifer Hudson.