Rihanna is again involved in controversy overseas — this time following a visit to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
According to the Daily Mail, pop star Rihanna was asked to leave Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque her staff and herself held an impromptu photoshoot in front of the landmark. Fully covered in a black jumpsuit & black headwrap, Rihanna can be seen posing in front of the mosque in several pictures posted on via her Instagram.
“In the event of behaviour that violates the moral codes of access to the mosque, or other visit regulations – such as taking inappropriate pictures, posing in ways that are improper in the context of sacred place, talking loudly, or eating – the violators are directed in a polite manner that reflects the civilisational and tolerant attributes of Islam,” read a statement from those representing the mosque.
The statement, which never refers to Rihanna by name and instead uses the word “singer,” states that the individual, “…came for a private visit to the mosque, at a gate that is not reserved for visitors, without prior coordination.”
This is Rihanna’s third incident overseas. Earlier in the months, while in Phuket, Thailand a bar owner was arrested when Rihanna posted several Tweets after allegedly witnessing a live sex show at the Phuket bar. The venue’s owner could possibly face up to one month in prison and a fine of up to 60,000 baht ($1,900). Additionally, a pair of animal keepers in Thailand was also arrested after the Bajan singer posted a picture of herself with a slow loris, an animal that is a protected species.
Rihanna’s stops in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates are both part of the songstress’ Diamonds World Tour. The tour will make stops in Israel, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Barbados, before returning to the United States on November 9.
Check out her Abu Dhabi photos below: