While the rest of America, and the world seems to have forgotten about the catastrophic events that took place in New Orleans, actor and activist Brad Pitt has always been a proponent of the revitalization of the Louisiana city.
On Saturday, March 10 some of the biggest stars in film, television, and music attended a charity gala to benefit Pitt’s post-hurricane Make It Right foundation. The gala raised funds to build low-income residences in the Lower 9th Ward, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres co-hosted the event with Pitt. Saints quarterback Drew Brees co-emceed the music portion of the gala. Early in the gala Rihanna performed her amped up dance hit, ‘We Found Love.’
Celebrities including Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Chris and Jada Paul, Bennett Miller and Randy Jackson attended.
“Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari hosted the afterparty where Sheryl Crow, Seal, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West performed. West was joined by Jamie Foxx, and Rihanna on two separate songs.
Celebrity chef, and restauranteur Emeril Lagasse prepared special New Orleans dishes.
VIDEO: Kanye West & Rihanna Perform Run This Town the at “Make it Right Gala”
VIDEO: Kanye West & Jamie Foxx Perform Gold Diggers “Make It Right Gala”
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