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Issa Rae to Host, Childish Gambino to Perform at Rihanna’s 2018 Diamond Ball

Rihanna, Issa Rae, Childish Gambino, Diamond Ball
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Rihanna announced that Insecure actress Issa Rae will host her fourth annual Diamond Ball charity event, with Childish Gambino set to perform.

The singer took to Instagram on Monday to reveal the news to her 64 million followers.

“So excited to announce that my sis @issarae is hosting this year’s #DiamondBall in exactly one month!! AND @childishgambino is closing out the night with a special performance!”

This year’s fundraising gala will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, which “supports and funds groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world,” according to its website.

Rae and Gambino are set to headline the Sept 13 event in New York City.

“Issa Rae and Childish Gambino were the dream duo for the fourth Annual Diamond Ball and they’re coming!!! We are honored and grateful to have them help us celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation this year,” Rihanna said in a statement to PEOPLE. 

Last year’s event raised more than $5 million for the Foundation, which was created by the “Work” singer in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, per PEOPLE.

Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen’s, will receive the Diamond Ball Award for his humanitarian work, per reports.

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