Performing live! Rihanna hit the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC yesterday. Meanwhile, Kanye West popped up for a surprise performance at Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day Festival. Alicia Keys, John Legend and Common also hit the stage. Pics and videos inside…
Rihanna headlined the annual Global Citizen Festival held in Manhatten’s Central Park yesterday.
The Pop princess was decked out in a Chrome Hearts kimono top and a pinstriped Adam Selman corset romper paired with dark green velvet Manolo Blahnik heels and orange Gentle Monster sunglasses for her headlining set.
And she didn't disappoint. Well, not to most people there.
The Grammy Award winner ran through a medley of her hits that included, “Stay” “Birthday Cake,” “Love On The Brain,” “Diamonds,” “FourFiveSeconds” and “Desperado” for the education benefit. Rih joined the Global Citizens organization to fight against extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.
Get it Rih!
Some folks weren't here for it though:
Clearly, you can't please everyone.
Before hitting the stage yesterday, Rih was appointed Ambassador of Global Citizen, which teamed up with her Clara Lionel Foundation for a partnership to advocate for children’s education. She tweeted,“Honored to join @GPforEducation & @GlblCtzn team! Together w/@ClaraLionelFDN, we'll make education accessible for all! #EducationCannotWait” Sweet! Rih loves the kids!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 24, 2016
Peep clips from her lively performance below:
"Love On The Brain":
The Bajan beauty had some fun with a SnapChat filter as she thanked the Global Citizen organization, her fans and her crew. Check it above.
After the show...
Rih ran into celebrity stylist June Ambrose and struck a pose for a photo-op Fun times.
And this is how LaLa Anthony rolled up on the scene. Werk!
Also at the festival....
Upcoming Girls Trip actress Jada Pinkett Smith hung out with Salma Hayek Pinault and THE BOYS CHOIR OF KENYA and got in on the dance action.
FYI - Today is Jada's husband Will Smith's birthday. Happy Birthday Will!
At another concert...
Chi-town native Chance The Rapper hosted his Magnificent Coloring Day Festival at U.S. Cellular Field in the Southside of Chicago yesterday. The show was PACKED with about 44,000 fans that filled up the ballpark expecting to see their favorites artists hit the stage.
Chi-town native Kanye West made a surprise appearance during the festival opening up his set with “Ultralight Beam,” a cut from his PABLO album. He also performed “Black Skinhead,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Touch the Sky,” “Gold Digger,” “Father Stretch My Hand Pt.1” and “Pt. 2,” his verse on Schoolboy Q’s “THat Part.”
“I’m so proud of this young man right here, for putting all of this together,” Kanye said about the 23-year-old rapper.
Chance had quite the line-up of big names sliding through the Chi. Alicia Keys, John Legend, Common, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Tyler the Creator and more rocked the stage. And, of course, Chance also performed a few selections.
Peep a few clips from the litty festival below:
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