November 9, 2015


Rihanna Announces Second Diamond Ball with Lionel Richie, Kevin Hart

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation

So last December, you might remember Rihanna held a Diamond Ball fundraiser. The black-tie event benefitted Clara Lionel Foundation. According to the organization's mission statement, the foundation "works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture."

The fundraiser is now becoming an annual affair, this time taking place in Santa Monica on Dec. 10. Lionel Richie and comedian Kevin Hart will perform.

Rihanna released the following statement:

"I’m so proud of the work the Clara Lionel Foundation has done in its first year and can't wait to celebrate with the iconic Lionel Richie and incredibly talented Kevin Hart at this year's Diamond Ball...This foundation is close to my heart and I am so grateful for Michael Rapino's support and commitment to our cause. No one is more deserving of the first Diamond Honors Award than him."

Billboard reports that last year's event raised more than $2 million to provide equipment to a hospital in RiRi's homeland of Barbados. Amazing!

While you try and figure out how to score an invite, click through Ri's greatest looks.