By Jesse Salazar 979 Me, Dr. @mccrazy945 and the gals @instagrammeredith having a ghoul old time at the 6th annual #BeatBooBash in Addison! @979thebeat
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The stars put on their finest and stepped out to Alicia Keys’ 11th Annual Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday. A pregnant Alicia, whose second child is due on January, was the belle of the ball as she hosted the fundraiser alongside her husband Swizz Beatz and Diddy.
Swizz, along with Diddy and Kanye West, honored Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci, while Nas, Angel Haze, and David Byrne all hit the stage to perform.
“We’re here to roll up our sleeves for the children and families living with HIV in India and Africa,” said Puff. “We need the money!”
Alicia, Swizz, and Diddy performed a mash-up of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Angel Haze covered OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” and Nas put the crowd in a New York state of mind.
Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Russell Simmons also showed up to support Keep a Child Alive, which has raised over $22.6 million for children and families affected by HIV.
See more photos from the black-tie benefit below.