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Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, MC Lyte, Angela Simmons, Tamia, Anita Baker & Rosci Diaz Attend Russell Simmons’ “Art For Life” Charity Event (Photos)

Last night, Russell Simmons’ held his 13th annual Art For Life benefit at his East Hamptons estate in New York. And despite the rain, celebs such as Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, Angela Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, MC Lyte, Anita Baker, Rocsi Diaz and more, came out to help raise over $2 mill for art programs! Check out the pics below:

Soledad was also the host for the night.

MC Lyte, Rocsi (Who was very social-able, you’ll see why below) Anita and Soledad posed it up for the cameras.

Diggy on stage performing.

The Rev snapped a few pics with Rocsi, Trayvon Martin’s mom Sybrina and Trayvon’s brother.

Angela Simmons, looking oh so fab.

Simmons family Uncle Danny, Angela, Ming, Russell, little Miley, Aoki, Russey, Justine & Rev. Run posed for a pic on the red carpet.

Grant Hill and wife Tamia, (who rocked a colorful strapless dress from Aidan Maddox) were also honored.

Honorees Mariah and Nick praised Russell and his Art For Life co-founders, brothers, Rev Run and Danny, for the tremendous work they do to help improve the lives of underprivileged youths.

Anita Baker (who rocked a dark navy blue dress) was spotted on stage, performing at the Gala.

Kimora Lee daughter’s Ming Lee & Aoki Lee Simmons who are growing up pretty fast, were also seen at the event. But too bad their mother wasn’t in attendance this year.

Jason Bolden and Tika Sumpter

Russell and Ms. Fiona

Melanie Fiona and Anita posed for the cameras.

Russell’s nephew Diggy Simmons came out to support his uncle and word is he also performed at the event..

MC Lyte came out to show her support.

Babyface and Producer L.A. Reid posed for the cameras on the red carpet.

Kevin Liles and wife Erika.

Salt-N-Pepa also performed.

After leaving Russell’s side, Rosci found the time to posed with Diggy.


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