Rihanna happy with Diamond Ball

She is known as the Barbadian singer who always shines bright like a diamond.

And on Thursday night Rihanna lived up to her international billing as she threw her first annual Diamond Ball – a gala of all galas –  meant to benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation.

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Rihanna is pleased with the outcome of her first Diamond Ball

The charity, named after her grandparents, aims to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

Among the foundation’s triumphs thus far is the Clara Brathwaite Center for Oncology in Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, named in 2012 for Rihanna’s late grandmother.

The popular singer enlisted the help of some charitable famous friends for the black-tie event, with Brad Pitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Kim Kardashian and Salma Hayek all stepping out to show their support.

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The star-studded line up included from left, Kat Graham, Kim Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner and Tia Mowry.
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Nikki Reed (left) and Adrienne Bailon (right) were also in attendance.


“When I first started putting this together, I just wanted it to be sincere and about the foundation and about giving back,” Rihanna told ET on the red carpet at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills. “But to see people wanting to jump in and support it, I can’t tell you how happy I am.”

For the elaborate affair, the host wore a stunning Zac Posen gown and Chopard jewels. Rihanna dazzled on the red carpet but shared the spotlight with her family. Grandfather Lionel Brathwaite was beaming by her side. The singer’s  mom and dad, as well as her best friend Melissa Forde, were also in attendance, so too the CEO of the QEH, Dexter James.

 

Among those in attendance, CEO of the QEH Dexter James (right), Rihanna's mother Monica (2nd right), father Ronald (3rd right),  and grandfather Lionel Brathwaite (3rd from left). \
Among those in attendance, CEO of the QEH Dexter James (right), Rihanna’s mother Monica (2nd right), father Ronald (3rd right), and grandfather Lionel Brathwaite (3rd from left).
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Here, Rihanna poses with her mother Monica and grandfather Lionel Brathwaite.

Among the night’s highlights were performances from Big Sean and Rihanna herself. The superstar enlisted Pitt to make an on-stage appearance introducing her set.

“He’s the one that loves charity,” Rihanna said of Pitt. “When I reached out to him, he was more than happy to do it. It’s just a matter of giving back.”

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12 Responses to Rihanna happy with Diamond Ball

  1. Black Fingers
    Black Fingers December 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    They could have got the title of the song right !

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  2. Michelle Gloumeau
    Michelle Gloumeau December 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    She is a proud Bajan and a good good daughter/grand daughter/Aunty!! Barbados should be proud to have such an awesome representative.

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  3. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne December 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats my Queen RiRi.very proud of you.<3 <3 <3

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  4. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos December 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Awesome. Proud of you. Well done

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  5. Princewill Chibuike
    Princewill Chibuike December 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I love Bajans a lot, they got much talents,could someone add me up please

    Reply
  6. Sandra Johnson
    Sandra Johnson December 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Very nice

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  7. Ava Forde
    Ava Forde December 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Gesture is commendable. Not a big fan if the dress tbh

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  8. Anita Jackman
    Anita Jackman December 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Dress is nice she’s great

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  9. Beverly Gerber
    Beverly Gerber December 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Proud ?????

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  10. Elizabeth December 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Rihanna is looking gorgeous as usual. I am so glad to see her mother my former church friend Monica.

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  11. bernard and india walker December 14, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Best way to show fashion drive in high gear .

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  12. bernard and india walker December 14, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Cancer killa . Leave no cell alive . Ahhh haa

    Reply

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