Rihanna hosts the Diamond Ball and we are…
Rihanna’s 3rd annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball was held last night at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. (LA was sad to see ya go, Rih). Fresh off her Fenty Beauty release and Fenty by Puma NYFW fashion show, the global superstar is making 2017 her own!
The extravagant event is held to “support and fund groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world.” The total number raised for this year hasn’t been released yet, but we’re sure it’s going to be impressive. (Last Diamond Ball raised $3 million).
This year’s emcee, Dave Chappelle, opened with a comedy skit and ended the evening buying an original Retna painting for $180,000 (damn son). The auction opened with a message from My President himself, Barack Obama, thanking Rihanna for all her philanthropic efforts.
Although the Diamond Ball is a charity event, let’s get real, it’s also a celebrity smorgasbord! The guest list was nowhere near short of A-listers, including Jay Z, Beyonce, Leo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Future, Cardi B, Lil’ Kim, and more. According to Variety, there were also some music label heavy hitters ready to give back also! Republic CEO Monte Lipman, Atlantic Records co-chair, Julie Greenwald, and Warner/Chappel CEO Jon Platt and more.
The evening ended with some performances from Kendrick Lamar and some DJ’ing from Calvin Harris.
We’ve rounded out our favorite looks from the night below!