Rihanna to perform 'Stranded' in Haiti telethon

OSLO (AP) -- R&B superstar Rihanna says she will perform a new song called "Stranded" with rapper Jay-Z and U2's The Edge and Bono at Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon in London.

Rihanna says she feels drawn to the cause because of Haiti's proximity to her home country of Barbados.

She said Thursday during the taping of a Norwegian talk show that the Caribbean is like a family and the humanitarian disaster that struck Haiti following a Jan. 12 earthquake feels "like it happened to Barbados."

The funds raised from the "Hope for Haiti" benefit will be donated to several relief organizations, including UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.

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