Rihanna’s Diamond Ball brings together music, fashion, money, entrepreneurship, branding, sports. The fourth annual gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Thursday night.
The event hosted Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, late-night hosts Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah, Gayle King, athletes Odell Beckham Jr. and CC Sabathia, actor Brian Tyree Henry, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Normani, Meek Mill and Teyana Taylor. Childish Gambino took to the stage to take on a 45 minute performance.
The event raised nearly $6 million for Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation that Rihanna founded in 2012 and named after her grandparents for global education projects and scholarships, emergency response programs and local grants. All of the auction items which ranged from the first 2019 Audi electric car and diamond Chopard earrings to vacations and very high-end champagne and cognac — drew at least five-figure sums, most drew six, and the top-dollar item was a five-night stay at a “private paradise” in Costa Rica complete with a submarine ride, which brought in $260,000.
Checkout the performance.
Rihanna dancing and having fun at Childish Gambino performance at Diamond Ball 2018! 💎 pic.twitter.com/AnQqN0Bmes
— Laia Fenty (@laia_fenty) September 14, 2018