Rihanna at the 2019 Diamond Ball
Rihanna was the woman of the hour at the fifth annual Diamond Ball in NYC on Thursday night. The singer and style icon looked incredible in a black and white Givenchy Haute Couture evening gown at the event, which was held at Cipriani's restaurant and brought out high-profile guests like Cardi B, Normani, Megan Thee Stallion, and even the Prime Minister of Rihanna's native Barbados, Mia Mottley.
The ceremony was hosted by Rihanna's day drinking buddy Seth Meyers; the Diamond Ball benefits Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, an organization that supports and funds "groundbreaking and effective education and emergency response programs around the world" via education projects, scholarships, health care, and grants. It was named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, and has raised more than $7 million in grants since it was founded in 2012.
Also on hand for the fun night was performer Pharrell Williams, who looked dapper as usual alongside his equally stunning wife, Helen Lasichanh. Model Slick Woods — who famously went into labor with her son during Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show last year — mingled inside with Cardi and Cardi's husband, Offset, and sister, Hennessy Carolina.
G-Eazy rocked all white while posing with his girlfriend, Yasmin Wijnaldum, just days after avoiding a run-in with ex Halsey at Rihanna's other big event this week, the Savage x Fenty NYFW show. Days before that, Halsey went viral for calling G-Eazy "a sh*tty dude" in Cosmopolitan. So, he's having quite the week. Read through to see all the best photos from this year's Diamond Ball.