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Rihanna Launches Diamond Ball For Clara Lionel Foundation

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Rihanna likes to call herself a bad gal but she is actually doing good things for her native country of Barbados. The R&B superstar has announced plans to launch her inaugural Diamond Ball event on Dec. 11 at the Vineyard in Beverly Hills, Calif.

RiRi will perform with a live orchestra at the event, which will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, a philanthropic organization she founded in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

“One of the greatest benefits of my job was being able to start the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of my grandparents,” said Rihanna in a press release. “There is truly nothing I’m more proud of and we’ve just gotten started.”

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was launched in 2012 to help promote initiatives of health, education, arts and culture on a global scale. Rihanna has as helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charitable causes and hopes to inspire other people with her legacy of service to others.

Along with Rihanna’s performance at the Diamond Ball, guests will also enjoy an elegant dinner and a live auction. In addition, more performers are expected to be announce in the coming weeks.

“I’m excited to continue my work and thrilled to be able to host the Diamond Ball — a night that promises to be elegant and inspirational,” Rihanna said.

For more information about the Clara Lionel Foundation, click here.

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