New M8s Rihanna & Julia Gillard Hit The Stage At Huge NYC Charity Gig

Y’all remember yesterday’s wonderful, if unexpected, team-up between former Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard and none other than Rihanna herself?

Well, the pair of ’em have built on their newfound power partnership with showings at New York City’s ha-yuuge Global Citizens festival, with the goal of promoting a massive new push to ensure educations for vulnerable kids in developing nations worldwide.

Appearing alongside the Prime Minister of Norway and the former Prime Minister of Tanzania, Gillard told the massive crowd “education is the best investment we can make for a prosperous, peaceful, equitable, and future-ready world.”
She called for attendees to back the Global Partnership for Education’s massive new funding drive, before announcing “a new partnership to ensure every child experiences a great education.”
Beaming with pride – quite rightly, tbh – Gillard said “GPE is joining forces with Global Citizen, the Clara Lionel Foundation and its founder, our new global ambassador Rihanna.”

That piccy flashed on the massive backdrop, and the crowd went wild:

RiRi herself hopped on stage not long after, telling the crowd “I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally.”

She then went ahead and crushed a set, because of course she did:

It wasn’t just those two killin’ it, though: Kendrick Lamar, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Major Lazer, Metallica and stacks more were on deck to throw their support behind the initiative.
If you want to check out that huge lineup – and why wouldn’t you – you can stream the entire event riiight here. Oh, and have a peep at the GPE here, too. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald. 
Photo: Theo Wargo / Kevin Masur / Getty.