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Rihanna Slays in Dior, Raises Over $3 Million at 2nd Diamond Ball

Singer Rihanna’s charity, Clara Lionel, works to help underprivileged communities around the world receive a better quality of life and this year she held the 2nd annual Diamond ball to raise money for the charity.

The Singer spoke to E!, saying “It means a lot. It’s the second year and it’s almost doubled in attendance. So many people came out and donated and are supporting this charity tonight,”

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Rihanna in Gold Christian Dior at the diamond ball

Hosted by Kevin Hart,the event started off with a sit-down dinner and then moved into an auction with enviable items including a guitar signed by Bono and front row tickets to the Puma by Rihanna AW16 fashion show. The night came to an end with a performance by Lionel Richie where he reclaimed his song ‘Hello’ from Adele .

At $3,000 a ticket and additional donations made after the auctions, the event raised over $3 million to support the foundation. A replica of the gold dress Rihanna was wearing was auctioned at $45, 500!!!

Kevin Hart served as host for the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball

Kevin Hart served as host for the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball

“It feels good to have all of these people stop what they’re doing and get dressed up to come out and donate money to this charity for an amazing, amazing cause,” Riri said. “They want to change lives and it feels special.”

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