Rihanna Asked to Leave Mosque Over Inappropriate Photos [Details]

Rucuss staffOctober 21, 2013

Rihanna ruffled a few feathers during her trip to Abu Dhabi.

While in the country for her Diamonds World Tour, RiRi made the most of her trip by touring many locations doing her stay. And of course, she made sure she took plenty of photos for Instagram. But it didn’t sit well with country.

Rihanna was asked to leave a landmark mosque after she posed for photos inappropriately on its grounds. The Pour It Up singer visited the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and conducted a photo shoot. The mosque did not approve of the images.

“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.

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Although she was completely covered up, with only her face, hands, and fingernails visible, Rihanna was in a part of the mosque that is not open to visitors and the photo shoot was not in accordance with the “status and sanctity of the mosque.”

“Leave our holy place and keep your filth away from it,” one commenter posted on Instagram. “We don’t need you.”

The photos were snapped by famed photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold. They tweeted, “White mosque in Abu Dhabi one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. #rihanna #icon #beauty #photography #gomillionandleupold.”

Rihanna wore a Stella McCartney’s Ofelia Stretch-Cady Jumpsuit, Yves Saint Laurent Onyx Tassel Necklace, and Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jeweled Pumps. Check out a few more photos of Rihanna at the mosque below.

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Photos via Instagram


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