This Picture of Rihanna Towering Over Kim Kardashian at the Diamond Ball is Everything

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Once upon a time, a pop queen and a reality TV princess came together in glamorous circumstances (and for a great cause!).

And thus we have this photo of Rihanna towering over Kim Kardashian, and being a total diva about it, in one of the greatest moments of 2014. What an excellent way to round out the year!

  This Picture of Rihanna Towering Over Kim Kardashian at the Diamond Ball is Everything
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Celebrities gathered last night at Beverly Hills’ The Vineyard for Rihanna’s first annual Diamond Ball, an event in honor of Rihanna’s charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation (a charity dedicated to BadGalRiri’s grandparents).

The stunning Rihanna attended with her family, wearing a pink Zac Posen floor length fishtail gown. The singer pulled her beautiful hair back in a slick ponytail. Later in the evening, she also performed with an orchestra, wearing a full-skirted black gown.

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She tweeted a photo from her instagram, saying: Feel so lucky to have an evening like this, to spend with people with hearts like mine, who want to change and save lives at any cost! There’s so much to do, and I can’t do it all by myself, so I have to thank all of the supporters of and people who donated to #TheClaraLionelFoundation Looking forward to seeing you later this evening.

Brad Pitt was there to introduce Rihanna, wearing a dapper suit and looking sexy as hell. His introduction was humorous: with a photo of young Rihanna displayed on the screen behind him, he told the audience, “I’ve often asked the very questions you yourself are asking right now—what the f–k went wrong?”

“I give you exhibit A,” he said. “Look at the young girl before you, all full of hopes and dreams, living a humble existence in Barbados, her whole life ahead of her.”

But then after coming to New York at the young age of 16,  with a laugh, he said she “soon fell in with a bad crowd led by the dubious and nefarious character known as The Jay Z…For those you not in the know, The Jay Z was an evil impresario known for turning out hit records and ripping insane lyrics and fresh beats. Needless to say it was all downhill from there.”

Kim, meanwhile, was attending with mom Kris Jenner, both dressed head to toe in black and flashing cleavage in mesh and lace. Kim, 34, was dressed in sequined Balenciaga, while Kris, 60, opted for a fresh Dolce & Gabbanna suit.

Also in attendance were Big Sean, Adrienne Bailon, Nikki Reed, Salma Hayek, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery.