Hosted by Kevin Hart, the auction benefits the singer's Clara Lionel Foundation (named for her grandparents Clara & Lionel Braithewaite), which seeks to help impoverished people through health, education, arts/culture; the inaugural ball raised $2 million for the Clara Lionel Center of Oncology in Rihanna's native Barbados.
This year, Rihanna upped the charity game, with $3 million raised (damn!); some of the items sold over the night included artwork by Roy Nachum (who painted Ri's Anti cover) and a Bono's autographed Gretsch Guitar, which sold for $75,000.
I'd like to know the identity of the person who spent almost $100K on Bono memorabilia, so I can know to avoid that person forever.
Lionel Ritchie also performed a medley of his greatest hits, including "Hello," which--thanks to Adele--a majority of the world has mostly forgotten was the original, definitive "Hello."
Amidst the good will, Kylie Jenner and Tyga--who were both in attendance--apparently "ignored" each other, all night; well, "sources" say Kylie ignored Tyga.
The 18-year-old looked regal, and provided a barrage of 'snaps or all of us civilians, including this magical one "with Rihanna."