Beyoncé and JAY-Z Attend Rihanna, the Star-Studded Diamond Ball
Dave Chappelle hosted in the luxurious subject.
New York, NY – Barack Obama video message to a performance from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna's third annual Diamond Ball was obviously an all-star cast of the show.
On Thursday (14 September) in the City of New York, Cipriani, the extravagant affair was co-hosted by actor/comedian Dave Chappelle and doubled as a benefit for RiRi is the Clara Lionel Foundation. Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Young Thug, and the Cardi B were among the many who attended the event.
Beyoncé and Rihanna reunited at the #DiamondBall! pic.twitter.com/QwCVqR4E5h
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According to the Washington Post, Rihanna encouraged the crowd to drink enough alcohol until you felt generous.
"The more you drink, the more inspired that I'm going to donate money... and help the children all over the world," he said.
In Obama's video message to Rihanna, the former president praised the lead singer of Barbados for his philanthropic work and applauded her for becoming a "powerful force."
President Obama has a message for Rihanna #barackobama #obama #DiamondBall #rihanna #rihannanavy #rih
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In addition to a couple of jokes courtesy of Dave Chappelle, the guests of the Diamond Ball were also treated to a performance of Compton rap god Kendrick Lamar, who performed songs such as "HUMBLE.," "Well," and the Rihanna-assisted "LOYALTY".
Rihanna enjoying herself while Kendrick performed the "Loyalty" to her Diamond Ball 💎⚡️
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A number of items that were also auctioned off, including tickets to the upcoming Obama Foundation's Fall Summit in Chicago. The pair of tickets shown to be a hot commodity and sold it for $275,000.
In total, the Diamond Ball auction raised $840,000.
The money will go to scholarships, oncology and nuclear medicine ce