The stars were out for Rihanna's third annual Diamond Ball.
Last night, Rihanna hosted her third annual Diamond Ball, which means some of hip-hop's most fashionable artists had yet another opportunity to show out. In all seriousness, the Diamond Ball is thrown in the name of a noble cause, with all profits going to RiRi's "Clara Lionel Foundation." The foundation, which gets its name from her grandparents, is dedicated to raising money for lower-class communities across the globe, covering health and education needs. And while the cause is indeed worthwhile, much of the focus comes from the high profile celebrities it brings out, including A-listers like Jay-Z & Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Future, Young Thug, Dave Chappelle, Cardi B, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah, and more.
The event featured a closing performance from Kendrick Lamar, who performed "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" & "Humble," as well as what sounds like a hilarious monologue from comedy legend Dave Chappelle. Variety has a transcript of some of his jokes, including this gem:
“This room is beautiful, but it feels like we’re gonna sacrifice some motherfucker, there’s candles and shit. It reminds me of an orgy I once went to...I’m sorry Rihanna, is this a non-swearing event? [Addressing a young woman in the crowd.] I’m sorry, how old are you? 16? You know R. Kelly peed on somebody like you!”
While performances and noble causes are all well and good, these events generally tend to be excuses for the rich and famous to don some of their finest attire and look fly on camera. So with that in mind, here's a photo recap of some of the attendees, including a whole slew of hip-hop artists.