NYC: Rihanna Looked Beautiful @ 2012 TIME 100 Gala

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Rihanna set aside all her normally freaky clothes & looked absolutely beautiful in a fuchsia dress on the glamorous red carpet at the 8th annual TIME 100 Gala celebrating its 100 Most Influential People in the World. The event was held earlier this evening (April 24) at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC.

The edgy pop sensation, who makes her cash exploiting her inner-freaky side by acting like a sex-crazed machine, performed at the gala alongside the wildly talented Raphael Saadiq. Odd pairing, but maybe there will be a crazy spark? YouTube clip to follow later…

ADDS: A few leftovers of other ladies who attended…

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Pictured: Tyra Banks, Georgina Chapman, Claire Danes, Chelsea Handler

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