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Rihanna Announces Issa Rae and Childish Gambino to Join the 2018 Diamond Ball

Rihanna attends the 2017 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City

Rihanna attends the 2017 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City; Image: Getty

Singer, designer and Fenty Beauty creator Rihanna announced on Instagram that Issa Rae and Childish Gambino will be attending the fourth annual Diamond Ball as host and guest performer, respectively. The Diamond Ball is a gala that helps raise funds for the Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty herself to help impoverished communities around the world.

The gala, which is scheduled for September 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, has become a significant event in the city, attracting star-studded crowds with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Calvin Harris making an appearance, according to Vogue. Last year, the benefit raised $5 million.

Named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, the foundation is offering the chance to win a trip to the ball and walk the red carpet by either purchasing the new #DiamondBallOut highlighter by Fenty Beauty or donating online. Check out the website for more details.