The song’s title translates to “My People” and the “g” is pronounced as an “h.” NPR’s Windsor Johnson on Morning Edition pronounced it “mee jhawn-tay.” And Twitter was NOT happy about it.
Just heard NPR host pronounce Beyonce's new collaboration "Mi Gente" as "mee jhawn-tay." Another example of why we need diversity in media.— Chris Dunn (@christhedunn) September 29, 2017
When NPR pronounces “Mi Gente” with a hard G— (@mklawaters) September 29, 2017
I won a bet with myself this morning that the @NPR news announcer would mispronounce "Mi Gente."— Matt Chorpenning (@Chorpenning) September 29, 2017
At any rate, “Mi Gente,” which has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, is sure to rise up the charts yet again with Beyoncé added to it, particularly since she’s donating her proceeds from the song “to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands.”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.