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Inside The Diamond Ball - Everything That Went Down With Rihanna, Cardi & Offset, Meg & Moneybagg Yo, Emily & Fab, Kehlani & YG & More

Rihanna got all glammed up for her 5th annual Diamond Ball that brings out all of her celeb friends. Go inside to see the Bad Gal serve up old Hollywood glam, Cardi B’s Cinderella vibes and her husband Offset's Prince Charming 'fit, plus couples Megan Thee Stallion & Moneybagg Yo, Emily B & Fabolous, Kelani & YG and more…

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Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball went down at Cipriani Wall Street New York City, following her Savage x Fenty lingerie runway show during New York Fashion Week.

The Bajan beauty hosts the annual gala to benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports education programs around the world. From lingerie to philanthropy, we stan.

The Grammy Award winning artist never disappoints when it comes to fashion on the carpet for her annual gala and this year was no different. The “Work” singer served up old Hollywood glam in a black Givenchy haute couture gown from Claire Waight Keller's Fall 2019 collection. The gown featured a high neck, long sleeves, and a sheer white cage skirt at the hem.

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Not only did she look amazing, she offered up some amazing words about being a proud black woman. And we just…ugh! LOVE HER! Check it:

 

#BlackExcellence indeed.

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Make way for the belle of the ball!

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Cardi B hit the carpet in this fairytale-like light pink tiered Georges Hobeika Couture gown. The “Press” rapper loves a princess vibe at Rih’s Diamond Ball. She rocked a princess style Christian Siriano gown to the Diamond Ball in 2017.

Oh, and she had her boo Offset dress as Prince Charming:

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Bardi also brought her sister Hennessy Carolina, who rocked a glittery rainbow Georges Hobeika dress that featured a thigh-high leg slit.

Back to the couples...

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Rapper Fabolous and Emily B are still together.

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Over the summer, drama popped off online after flicks of Fabolous having lunch with a woman surfaced. He claims the woman was a teacher form his son's school and even threatened to sue for defamation. Meanwhile, Emily B was on a girls trip...with some NFL company - i.e. Panthers QB Cam Newton. Weeks later, Fab and Em were spotted at the strip club together, so they're seemingly still working on keeping their relationship solid.

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New rap couple Megan Thee Stallion and Moneybagg Yo made their way to the Diamond Ball. These two have been all lovey dovey on social media lately and they're kinda growing on us.

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Brand new couple YG and Kehalni made another carpet appearance together.

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Kehlani recently vented her frustration at internet trolls (again) and revealed her 3-year battle with "media related PTSD." Catch up HERE.

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Oh baby! DJ Khaled - who was tapped to perform - hit the carpet with his pregnant partner Nicole. They're gearing up for baby #2.

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Pharrell Williams - who was tapped to perform - made his way on the carpet with his wife and mother of his kids, Helen.

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Rapper ASAP Ferg and his model/photographer girlfriend Renell Medrano served up coupledom vibes.

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NBA baller Carmelo Anthony hit the carpet - solo - sans his estranged wife LaLa Anthony. 

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Singer Normani stepped outside of the box in this J'Aton Couture dress. We feelin' it?

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Rapper A$AP Rocky has been all over the place since he made it back to the United States following his assault case in Sweden.

He rocked a Raf Simons ensemble from the SS 2020 collection.

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Rapper/REFORM co-chair Meek Mill was in the mix, dapping up fellow rapper YG on the carpet.

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"Love & Hip Hop" star Cyn Santana - who is single these days - posed it up in a Garo Sparo dress, Stella Hues shoes, and Erickson Beamon earrings. She brought her "LAAH" co-star Jonathan Fernandez as her date.

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Model/"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Slick Woods popped up on the carpet to support Rih's cause. If you didn't know, she went into labor right after hitting the carpet for Rihanna's Savage x Fenty runway show last year.

Hey, 2 Chainz!

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"Power" star Naturi Naughton rocked this pink and black striped Rubin Singer gown, accessorized with Dannijo jewels and a Judith Leiber bag.

Well, hello there! Actress Paula Patton worked this Valentino number on Rih's purple carpet.

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"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith looked gorge when she hit the carpet.

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Terrence J - who's currently hosting "Power's" after show - was all smiles.

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Raptress Rapsody was in the mix.

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Fat Joe hit the carpet in his blue suit before hitting the stage to perform.

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Model Cindy Bruna showed off her stems in this green high-low Rami Kadi dress.

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Celebrity stylist June Ambrose kept it simple and sexy in a Bibhu Mohapatra RTW dress.

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"Love & Hip Hop" star Erica Mena was also in the mix.

Inside...

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Rih made her way on stage with Pharrell to perform their hit track, "Lemon."

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Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled and ASAP Ferg also hit the stage to perform.

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Cardi was spotted chatting up journalist/activist Shaun King, who was honored during the event.

He shared a video of his wife turning up during the party:

 

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During the action, Bardi experienced a faux pas. She apparently outbid herself during the charity portion of the event where she was trying to nab Rih's upcoming coffee table book.

PEOPLE reports:

At first, Cardi bid $106K on the designer table top book, even though the auctioneer had asked for $110K. After another bidder rang in at $107K, the singer upped her bid to $108K before bidding a final $111K — $1,000 more than the auctioneer had asked for.

“Do you know how this works?” the auctioneer joked, but Cardi — who attended the event with husband Offset — appeared unbothered and celebrated with her hands in the air as she won the coffee table book.

Ha!

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Well, aren't they cute!

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Rapper 21 Savage came out to party.

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Check out video from inside Rih's LIT Diamond Ball below: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun times.

 

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