Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Raises More than $3 Million

Wile we all wait (not so) patiently—running on years now—for Rihanna’s (maybe imminent?) upcoming eighth album, the singer went and hosted a ball Thursday night, the second-annual Diamond Ball, a black-tie fundraising event for her Clara Lionel Foundation. (We spent our Thursday night eating takeout and mainlining UnREAL—months late, we know—on our couch; Rihanna hosted a ball . . . sounds about right.) The event, emceed by Kevin Hart, raised more than $3 million for the organization, which “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.”

Rihanna wore a cream Dior gown (with appropriately dramatic matching cream coat), and typically emphatic Cartier jewelry. Last year’s ball was attended by Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner, and this year Kylie picked up the . . . ball and ran, so to speak, for the Kardashian-Jenner family, attending with friend Justine Skye. In addition, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Emily Ratajkowski, and Lionel Richie (who performed) attended. Rihanna has not yet Instagrammed any shots from the event, but—rest assured—her Snapchat is chock-full of video footage of Rihanna rocking out to the musical performances, and is definitely recommended watching.

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