After more than a decade of playing the background and living in the shadows (attempting to), Dave Chappelle continues to build on his highly anticipated and very much welcomed comeback tour. The actor and comedian will be hosting Rihanna’s third annual Diamond Ball this September 14.
The black-tie gala is dedicated to raising money for the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) which is an education, health and emergency response organization.
Riri founded CLF in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
According to Vibe, Kendrick Lamar will be joining Dave Chappelle as he’s slated to perform at the Cipriani Wall Street gala in New York City and Rihanna couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming fundraiser.
”I’m thrilled that the incomparable Dave Chappelle will kick things off as the official host of this year’s Diamond Ball and Kendrick Lamar will take the stage for an unforgettable performance,” Rihanna said in a statement announcing this year’s talent. “I’m proud of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s significant impact in the world over the years and deeply grateful for the continued support and commitment to advancing our mission.”
Quit the fat shaming and applaud that woman, y’all.