Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation held its 5th annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Funnyman Seth Meyers hosted the bash which featured performances by Pharrell Williams and Grammy-nominated artist DJ Khaled.
Surprise guests including 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, Megan Thee Stallion, and G-Eazy.
Rihanna also joined Pharrell on stage and the two performed “Lemon” for the first time ever live together.
Fresh off her Savage X Fenty fashion show, Rihanna stunned in a black turtleneck velvet dress rocking a red lip.
The Knockturnal caught up with Justine Lucas, the foundation’s Executive Director who gushed about Rihanna’s work ethic.
“She is so involved and detailed oriented,” said Lucas.
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley along with writer and civil rights activist Shaun King received the 2019 Diamond Ball Award in recognition of their humanitarian and social justice work.
Other guests included Cardi B, Karlie Kloss, Offset, A$AP Rocky, Carmelo Anthony, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, 21 Savage, Normani, Meek Mill, Jodie Turner-Smith and Slick Woods among many others.
“My grandmother taught me that it only takes one person, doing one thing, to help someone else,” said Rihanna at the 2019 Diamond Ball. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 1 dollar or a million. It’s about the collective joining forces to make a difference and that is why I am so thankful for all of you tonight.”
Since its founding, CLF has funded more than 59 global projects and committed over $13 million in grants across the education and emergency response sectors.