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Ne-Yo hosts benefit for foster children

August 22, 2013Comments
Ne-Yo hosts benefit for foster children

Along with comedian Kevin Hart, hip hop and R&B star Ne-Yo hosted the second annual "Fostering A Legacy" benefit at his East Hampton home on Aug. 17. According to Global Grind, the event was organized by The Compound Foundation, which helps to supply resources to foster kids in need to promote child development.

At the performer's lavish private estate, celebrities like Dina Manzo, D-Nice, Adrienne Bailon and Stephen Hill mixed and mingled at a cocktail hour. Porsche, one of the event's sponsors, supplied over-the-top rides for decoration. Chef Roble served up a gourmet meal after guests attended an educational session about Ne-Yo's charity. The Source spoke with the performer on the red carpet about his work with the charity.

"These are the 'forgotten kids' who get a negative stance just because of how they grew up and I don't think that's fair," he told the news outlet. "So we founded the Compound Foundation to let these kids know their future is as bright as you make it."

Hart also told The Source that when Ne-Yo called him up and asked him for a favor, he immediately got involved in the event. The two presented an auction at the benefit while delectable treats, including strawberry shortcake push pops, were served. Finally, Ne-Yo thanked attendees and broke into his hit song "Give Me Everything (Tonight)."

Who's your favorite performer turned philanthropist?

Tags: Hip Hop
August 22, 2013Comments