Rihanna’s Diamond Ball raises over $5 million



At a Rihanna charity event, she will encourage you to drink heavily – so that you donate generously.

The pop star played the role of slick bartender at her third Diamond Ball on Thursday night in New York City.

“The more you drink, the more inspired you’ll be to donate money … and help kids around the world,” said Rihanna, the founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes education and arts globally.

The benefit raised more than $5 million.

Dave Chappelle worked as Rihanna’s right-hand man. He first told jokes and later joined the auctioneer onstage, even purchasing a Retna art piece for $180,000.

When selling two tickets to the Obama Foundation Fall Summit in Chicago, Chappelle said he would throw in his pocket square. It jumped from $200,000 to $201,000.

It eventually sold for $275,000.

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Trevor Noah were some of the A-listers who attended the black-tie event, which included a video message from former President Barack Obama. He thanked Rihanna “for the great work” she’s doing with her foundation.

“You’ve become a powerful force,” Obama said, in helping people find “hope” and “dignity.”

Rihanna launched the foundation in 2012 and named it after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The organization has a scholarship program and an oncology and nuclear medicine center in Barbados, where Rihanna was born and raised.

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7 Responses

  1. Maria Perez says:

    Yes omg she amazing may God keep blessing you ALWAYS baby Gal Rihanna I’m looking

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  2. CHRIST says:

    She is very wonderful
    To all, an some
    Bless my child 💕

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  4. Faithz says:

    Rihanna is Getting more Beautiful by the day, She is doing such big thing, and she’s concerned about Others. Rih cared about others when she first stepped foot on American Soil, and she started way back then…. And she hasn’t let up for one minute.. Her Resilience is there for all of the World to see. Its no wonder Harvard Honored Her Humanitarian Efforts, in a huge way. Rihanna Keep right on Stepping with Purpose, Love and Caring for Others, You are clearly to Bless to be Stressed,,,

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  5. Faithz says:

    Her Foundation is growing , and People are coming out to Support
    Her Efforts in a very big way, We Love Your Kindness Rihanna…

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  6. Faithz says:

    May GOD Continue to Bless you, and Protect You, fans, family, and Friends Always…

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  7. Alison says:

    Congrats Riri on raising 5 million plus for #Clf. May all the good you do come back to u a billion times over.

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