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Covered-up Rihanna strikes a pose, sparks ire in Abu Dhabi

131021131643-rihanna-instagram-mosque-story-topPop princess Rihanna sells albums for her sultry, attention-grabbing poses. But during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, her poses got her into hot water.

While in town for a concert, the singer visited the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. The landmark mosque said it asked her to leave after she posed for photos inappropriately on its grounds.

A covered-up Rihanna was decked out in a dark outfit, complete with what looked like the head gear worn by Muslim women. She posed in bright red lipstick and posted the pictures on her Instagram account.

In one photo, she’s lying on her back. She captioned it “no tan lines.”

In another shot, her arms are akimbo as she glances over her shoulder.

“She was asked to leave before entering the actual mosque, (she was in the courtyard taking pictures) after taking some photos that did not fit within the rules and regulations set out to preserve the sacredness of the center,” the mosque said in a statement.

The singer did not immediately respond to the controversy about her photos. She was in town for a concert Saturday night.

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4 Comments to “Covered-up Rihanna strikes a pose, sparks ire in Abu Dhabi”

    Andrea said:
    October 21, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    who cares?!
    she's trash and for a limousine liberal that she is, she should never have visited a country that wont let women even ride a bicycle.

    give them a dollar – they'll forget all their politics.

    keeping real said:
    October 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    hell with them!!!! get with the times!! assbackward religion!!! why even visit that place anyways!!

    Andrea said:
    October 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    for the money

    note said:
    October 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Good, she should stay there.

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