Singer Rihanna performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni )
Pop star Rihanna is set to take Tel Aviv by storm Tuesday night, playing in Israel for the second time.
will play for 50,000 fans, who she calls her "navy," in the Yarkon Park
as part of her Diamonds Tour, supporting her latest album, Unapologetic.
rebellious singer is known for her audacious attitude and even more
unconventional fashion choices, as well as strong vocals on albums
always packed full of dance tracks.
Rihanna is performing in
Israel despite a campaign by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
movement to pressure her to cancel the show.
to an article in Variety magazine last week, the singer had no intention
of backing down and is prepared for the media backlash.
Meanwhile, Rihanna courted plenty of controversy on other stops in her world tour.
bar owner in Phuket was arrested in connection with illegal sex shows
after Rihanna tweeted
about her experience to her over 32 million
"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.
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