Forget pretty in pink. Rihanna was perfection in a stunning pink gown as she attended the TIME 100 gala in New York City last night (April 24). The 24-year-old pop star was done up all gorgeous to be honored during the gala as one of the stars on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World list.
“It’s a big deal,” Rihanna said of making the list. “It doesn’t feel real, only because this is a list I always read about and I always look at. And I can’t believe I’m sitting in one of those 100 slots. There’s so many people in the world! It really is surreal.”
Rihanna’s feature in TIME for the list was penned by her good friend, designer Stella McCartney. “Rihanna, 24, goes out of her way to support the people she believes in,” McCartney wrote. “She is one of the few people I know in that world of fame and celebrity who aren’t all about themselves. She’ll give a real part of herself to an ordinary person she may meet, and that’s rare.”
McCartney also dressed Rihanna for her performance of Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song” at the gala. See a bit of the performance here, and more photos of Rihanna’s pink perfection below.
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