Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is raising the stakes for her annual The Diamond Ball. The crooner has recruited high-profile entertainers Issa Rae and Childish Gambino for the September extravaganza.

RiR went to Instagram Monday (August 13) to reveal Rae will host while Gambino performs.

Last September, Rihanna shared some of her fave Diamond Ball moments.


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Days prior, buzz developed about music moguls JAY-Z and Beyoncé coming through for Rihanna’s third annual event.

And showcasing her impressive post-baby frame, Beyonce put on a seriously leggy display as she joined her husband Jay Z at Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball in New York City on Thursday evening. Although, the revealing nature of her ball attire saw the Crazy In Love singer, 36, fall victim to a slight wardrobe mishap, as she struggled to manage her frock’s VERY daring thigh-high split and ended up flashing her Spanx to onlookers. (Daily Mail)



Other major celebrities at the event ranged from comedian Dave Chappelle to Lil’ Kim.

Rihanna’s third annual Diamond Ball took place in New York last night, September 14, and the guest list was stacked. The host was joined at the event by Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Dave Chappelle, Cardi B, Lil Kim, JAY-Z, and Beyoncé. At one point in the evening, RiRi and Bey posed for a picture together that sent Stan Twitter into meltdown. (The FADER)