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Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappelle set for Rihanna's Diamond Ball

The black-tie benefit will take place Sep. 14 in New York City

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If anyone can bring stars together, it’s Rihanna. The “Work” singer has booked both rapper Kendrick Lamar and comedian Dave Chappelle for the third iteration of her Diamond Ball fundraiser.

The duo will do what they do best: Chappelle will host the ceremony, while Lamar will perform. He and Rihanna recently collaborated musically for the first time on “LOYALTY.” off Lamar’s recent album DAMN.

“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. “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.”

Diamond Ball is a benefit for the Clara Lionel Foundation, Rihanna’s charity organization that aims to fund education, health, and emergency services all across the world (it’s named after both of her parents). This year’s event will take place Sep. 14 in New York City.