NEW YORK – Rihanna's Diamond Ball shone in its fourth year and continued to make a name for itself as one of the industry's glowing and unmissable parties – all raising funds for charity.
The pop star, fashionista and makeup tycoon held the black tie gala for her Clara Lionel Foundation on Thursday in New York, where she played Childish Gambino and Tiffany Haddish offered $ 75,000 for earrings.
The superstar of "Girls Trip", by habit, was in a thrilling mood at Cipriani Wall Street. When Chopard earrings were auctioned, the recent winner of the Emmy declared in his competition: "Let me have something in this world". The earrings were valued at $ 112,000.
Haddish saw Gambino, who sang "This Is America", "3005" and other songs, like a huge fan right in front of the stage, screaming his favorite phrase – "she's ready" – while the Emmys win "L & # 39; Atlanta actor performed his own Grammy-winning soul anthem, "Redbone".
Issa Rae, the creator of HBO "Insecure", nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes, hosted the event and happily told the audience: "Rihanna knows my name!"
Trevor Noah, Odell Beckham Jr., Brian Tyree Henry, Paris Hilton, Normans, Meek Mill and A $ AP Rocky were among the famous faces who participated in the Rihanna organization, which promotes the # 39; education and the arts globally and assist emergency response programs. The thirty-year-old singer started her foundation in 2012 and named her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
"In the past I wanted to support so many causes and go on a basis for this and a basis for this, and I do not think it's right to turn your back on someone else who needs help just because it does not fit into your mold bracket and I do not think charities should be modeled that way, not for me anyway, "he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Some people, it works for them, but for me personally, I could not sleep knowing that I can not help someone with AIDS because my charity is on cancer, everyone needs help, you do not even know what it means, it could be school supplies, it could be something so light, but we would always like to, always reach and support, so this will be an ever growing charity ".
The Clara Lionel Foundation, which supported hurricanes Harvey and Maria, has set a goal to raise $ 25 million for an emergency response fund by next year's Diamond Ball. The organization also has a scholarship fund as well as oncology and nuclear medicine in Barbados, where Rihanna was born and raised.
Seth Meyers surprised the audience when he showed up to help with the live auction, which raised more than $ 1 million. Other participants included Gucci Mane, Teyana Taylor, La Anthony, Fabolous, Gayle King, Nipsey Hussle, Skylar Diggins, Justine Skye and DJ Mustard, who performed after Gambino.
Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, received the 2018 Diamond Ball Award.