'Mi Gente' English Lyric Translation: Do You Know What Beyonce Is Saying?

It’s another hot night in the club, or the bar, or at your house party, and suddenly, the familiar sounds of J Balvin and Willy William’s smash hit starts to play, an instant cue to raise your arms and move to the seductive beat. Except now, Beyoncé is in the mix! 

“Mi Gente” is the third fastest music video to reach 400 million YouTube views, so there’s no doubt you, like the rest of the world, have listened to and grown addicted to this remixed French track. But do you know the lyrics? 

We gave you the low-down on what the words meant. Now, we've added Bey's lyrics, in Spanish, for the full experience, so that the next time you inevitably get down to this global, trilingual, multicultural dance anthem, you know exactly what words you’re moving to: 

Mi Gente (My People)

If the rhythm makes you move your head 
We got off on the right foot
My music doesn’t discriminate against anyone 
So we’re gonna tear it up

Everyone moves to my stuff
I carry the party in my genes
And I’m the queen of all the boys
My people don’t stop, no one wants to leave here

The rhythm is in your head, now let go and move your feet
I love it when that bass plays, the level starts to rise

Everyone moves to my stuff
I carry the party in my genes
And I’m the queen of all the boys
My music has everyone dancing, and this is how you do it

All my people move
Look at the rhythm how it controls them
I make music that entertains
The world loves us, loves us
And it loves me

All my people move
Look at the rhythm how it controls them
I make music that entertains
My music has them dancing strong and this is how you do it

We’re tearing up the club 
The party doesn’t stop, it’s just beginning
It’s like this, It’s like that
My sweetheart, la la la la la 
France, Colombia
Houston (Freeze)
J Balvin, Willy William
Beyonce (Freeze) 
DJ’s don’t lie, they like my people
And that went world-wide (Freeze)
We won’t turn it off, We’ll never stop 
It’s another hit, and Blam!

And, where are all my people?
(But do move your head)
Azul, are you with me?
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
1, 2, 3, leggo’

He say my body stay wetter than the ocean
And he say the Creole in my body is like a potion
I can be a beast or I can give you emotion
But please don’t question my devotion

I been giving birth on these haters cause I’m fertile
See these double Cs on this bag
Murda
Want my double Ds in his bed
Serta

If you really love me make an album about me
Word Up
Soon as I walk in
Boys start they talkin
Fight as that booty sway
Freeze!
Slay

Lift up your people
Frm Texas to Puerto Rico
Dem islands to Mexico

And, where are all my people?
(But do move your head)
Azul, are you with me?
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
1, 2, 3, leggo’

Corner to corner, from there we go

The world is big but I have it in my hand
I’m really hard, yeah? Ok, here we go
And with time we keep moving up

And we’re still tearing it up here
This party has no end
Bottles up, yeah
My people don’t stop, no one wants to leave here

And where are my people? 
(But do move your head)
Azul, are you with me? 
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
1, 2, 3, leggo’