Rihanna wore a black Givenchy gown and had dark hair as she attended the 2019 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
This is the 5th year that Rihanna has put the gala together that will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.
Many fans were quick to run online and talk about Rihanna’s skin color.
A person asked: “So no one is going to mention how light skin she looks… 🤦♀️”
One defender said: “Black hair, black dress, and bright lighting will do that to you. Even her eyes seem brighter.”
Another commenter replied: “Her hands don’t look as light as her face. It’s probably the makeup plus the bright flash/lighting. That flash will have you looking like Casper.I don’t get the concept of this dress and IDT the suede is helping. She looks nice, but I don’t like it at the same time if that makes sense??? Hmm…”
This follower explained: “I love black women! We are everything ❤️us light skins color be going up n down from yellow to golden chill-out… u really think she is bleaching her skin or sum when she is just talking about how beautiful black women are ?”
A fifth backer said: “Yes! All life came out of a black woman’s womb. 🤰🏽 Her mind is regal. Her DNA is royal. Her skin is beautiful. Her hair is art. Her curves are life. Her mind is a treasure. Her mouth is wisdom. Her strength is unparalleled. #EbrahimAseem Respect the throne. 👸🏾👸🏿👸🏽🙌🏾👏🏾”
The businesswoman took part in an interview where she said she is happy with boyfriend Hassan Jameel.
The singer stated: “I mean, I’m really happy right now. The thing that’s making me the happiest tonight is seeing the amount of support, the magnitude of support is really special.”
She went on to share: “I mean I could be out here and throw a ball by myself, and I’d feel good, but the thing that’s making me feel this high of cloud nine is seeing people who believe in my cause and think it’s something worth donating to, something worth investing in.”
Rihanna also revealed that she is working on a new album.