Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

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Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

Angel Helom, Staff Writer

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On September 15, 2017, Rihanna held her third annual Diamond Ball. The Diamond Ball is a charity event, in which all donations are given to her Clara Lionel Foundation. The Clara Lionel Foundation supports health and education in the Carribean and Malawi area. The Diamond Ball raised over $5million from auctions. Rihanna stated, ” I hope that as you hear about what we are doing and what we plan to do, you too will be inspired to joining our mission.” Rihanna also received a video message from former President Barack Obama saying “You’ve become a powerful force in the fight of giving people dignity” and so on.

The amount of support that Rihanna received from her fellow celebrity friends was another sight to see. The celebrities that attended the Diamond Ball were: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Trevor Noah, Cardi B, Future, Emily Ratajkowski, Dave Chapelle, Kendrick Lamar, La La Anthony and many more. Dave Chapelle, a famous comedian, was the host of this event. He kept the crowd laughing with jokes and President Donald Trump impersonations. To close off the Diamond Ball, there was a thirty-minute performance by Kendrick Lamar, a famous rapper. Kendrick performed his hit songHumble”. The Diamond Ball was a success. Not only was this event a great way to raise money but also a light-hearted way to have fun.