Rihanna Hosts 2019 Diamond Ball: See Cardi B and More Stars As They Arrive

Singer's annual gala is being hosted by Seth Meyers and will feature performances from DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams

By McKenna Aiello Sep 13, 2019 2:00 AMTags

Rihanna's Diamond Ball is the place to be tonight in New York City. 

Now in its fifth year, the annual gala benefits the star's Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 and supports education, health and emergency response programs around the world. 

Stars like Cardi BA$AP RockyNormani and many more turned out for the philanthropic affair. This year's host is late night funnyman Seth Meyers, and will feature live performances from DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams

It's safe to say Rihanna won't soon forget the past few days, especially after debuting her latest Savage X Fenty lingerie collection during New York Fashion Week. The runway show, which is being kept under wraps until its Amazon Prime Video stream on Sept. 20, drew dozens of stars and even more praise for the multi-hyphenate star.

"Tonight was phenomenal, everyone is so great," Rihanna told E! News exclusively backstage. "This was a great show."

Savage X Fenty at New York Fashion Week: Star Sightings

Watch as Rih-Rih repeats history once again by checking out our gallery of celebrity red carpet arrivals below:


Shut. It. Down. The woman of the hour is nothing short of stunning in Givenchy couture. 

Cardi B

Dressed in Georges Hobeika couture, the belle of the ball arrives!

Kehlani & YG

New York Fashion Week's hottest couple steps out in style.

Shanina Shaik

High fashion risk, high fashion reward.


Pop's latest It girl shines in silver. 

2 Chainz

Diamonds for days! The hip-hop star rocks his namesake and then some. 

G-Eazy & Yasmin Wijnaldum

Putting on the ritz! The dapper rapper and his girlfriend go all out for the event.

Karlie Kloss

The model-entrepreneur shows a bit of skin in a sheer black dress by Christian Dior.

A$AP Rocky

One month after returning to the U.S. following legal drama in Sweden, the rapper finds himself back on the red carpet. 

DJ Khaled & Nicole Tuck

Hours after announcing his wife's second pregnancy, Nicole debuts her baby bump.

Cindy Bruna

We're green with envy over the model's extravagant look by Rami Kadi.

21 Savage

The rapper suits up for the annual charity event.

Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh

The 13-time Grammy winner, who is set to perform at the event, is supported by his longtime love before taking the stage.

Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe

No pre-show jitters here! This year's emcee of the evening is ready to have a good time while wearing Dolce & Gabbanna.

Devon Windsor

The model channels her inner Rapunzel in a long braid and RaisaVanessa gown.

Paula Patton

Everything that glitters turns out to be Valentino.