Kanye West and Rihanna were two of big stars who helped Brad Pitt raise money for his Make It Right foundation. The two artists collaborated in catering guests at its after-party by performing Jay-Z's 2009 single "Run This Town".
In addition to sharing stage with Riri, Kanye also treated the crowd at the fundraising event to a live performance of his 2005 hit single "Gold Digger". The G.O.O.D Music rapper was accompanied by his featured guest Jamie Foxx during the set.
Earlier in the Saturday evening, March 10, Riri took the stage to perform at the main show at the Hyatt Regency. Wearing a shimmering gown, the "Battleship" actress pumped up the star-studded crowd by playing her club anthem "We Found Love".
The main event benefiting the victims of Hurricane Katrina was hosted by Pitt along with Ellen DeGeneres, while the after-party was hosted by comedian Aziz Ansari. Sheryl Crow, Soul Rebels, Snoop Dogg and Seal were among the performers.
Guests and honorary hosts included Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Chris and Jada Paul, Bennett Miller, Randy Jackson and Drew Brees. Each Guest paid between $1,000 and $2,500 for the main gig, and donated $150 for the after-party.
Pitt called the event "a mini-Grammys show." The partner of Angelina Jolie gushed about his guests' generosity, "Even though these people don't like me that much, it really was simple. They carved this time out of their schedule strictly for this event, and came on their own dime."
Before the gala was held, Pitt along with DeGeneres came New Orleans to visit families who are living in lower-income housing in the Lower 9th Ward, part of the city that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was hugged and thanked by the residents.
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