Rihanna asked to leave Abu Dhabi mosque after 'inappropriate pictures'

Rebellious singer, who is set to perform in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, posts picture showing her wearing a hijab, but posing provocatively with bright red lipstick.

October 22, 2013 12:53
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Rihanna poses outside Abu Dhabi mosque

Rihanna poses outside Abu Dhabi mosque. (photo credit: Instagram)

Pop star Rihanna caused a stir in Abu Dhabi over the weekend when she was reportedly turned away from one of the United Arab Emirates' most famous mosques after taking, what mosque representatives said, were inappropriate pictures.

Rihanna, who is set to take Tel Aviv by storm Tuesday night, posted a picture showing her wearing a hijab, but posing provocatively with bright red lipstick.

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A spokesperson for the mosque said Rihanna had come for a private tour, but had never coordinated her visit in advance.

Rihanna who is currently on her Diamonds Tour, supporting her latest album, Unapologetic, will play for 50,000 fans in Israel.

The rebellious singer is known for her audacious attitude and has courted plenty of controversy on other stops in her world tour.

A bar owner in Phuket was arrested in connection with illegal sex shows after Rihanna tweeted about her experience to her over 32 million followers.

"Either I was **** wasted last night, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird, 2 turtles, razors, shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her vagina," Rihanna tweeted on September 20.

Two other men were arrested in Thailand due to Rihanna's social media use. The singer posted a photo of herself holding a slow loris, a protected primate, on Instagram and the police cracked down on local wildlife tours.

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report

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