The raunchy pop star was asked to leave a main place of worship in Abu Dhabi because she and her team did not get permission for a photo-shoot they were doing.
Staff at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – the largest in the UAE – say they asked the 25-year-old to leave the compound after her actions were considered to be at odds with the “sanctity” of the site.
Even the songbird’s fans were left unimpressed by her actions (which she posted on Instagram) with many venting on Twitter. “Rihanna may look gorgeous and all but she’s covering her head out of fashion not out of respect for the mosque,” one wrote.
“Rihanna modelling in the Sheikh Zayed mosque is just plain wrong. Who let her in?” wrote another.
What do you think? Was the singer out of line?