Rihanna’s 3rd annual Diamond Ball took place on Thursday night (Sept. 13) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. In support of the Clara Lionel Foundation non-profit organization, the all-black affair was hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle. Rihanna, dressed in an all-black Ralph & Russo gown, lead the star-studded night if attendees that included Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah, Lala Anthony, Future, Gayle King, Cardi B, Young Thug, Lil’ Kim, Fabolous, model Emily Ratajkowski, Fabolous and more.
RiRi was also joined by her parents Ronald Fenty and Monica Brathwaite, brothers Rorrey and Rajad, and her grandfather Lionel “Bravo” Braithwaite. Along with performances by Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris, former U.S. President Barack Obama made an appearance via video link, thanking the pop superstar “for the great work” her foundation has done. “You’ve become a powerful force,” said Obama. With the help of Chappelle playing auctioneer, the organization raised more than $840,000.
Founded in 2012, The Clara Lionel Foundation organization seeks to improve quality of life in areas of health, education, culture and arts for communities across the globe.
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