October 22, 2013 14:16
Rihanna asked to leave Abu Dhabi mosque over 'inappropriate pictures' on Instagram
The singer posed outside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre wearing a black jumpsuit and headscarf
The singer was ejected from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre after she posted pictures of herself on Instagram posing outside the building wearing a black jumpsuit and headscarf, the BBC reports.
A statement from the mosque centre said she was asked to leave after the "inappropriate pictures" were taken. The photos "did not comply with terms and conditions" of organised visits, it continues.
Representatives for the mosque said Rihanna arrived at an entrance that was not designated for visitors. She was then confronted by officials and directed to the appropriate entrance to "carry out a visit under the normal conditions."
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque attracts more than three million visitors last year, both Muslim and non-muslim.
Rihanna's recent tweets may recently have resulted in the arrest of the owner of a bar in Phuket, Thailand. After writing on the site that she had seen an obscene sex show that was illegally taking place, police arrested the owner of the bar for obscenity as well as for operating an entertainment venue without a permit.
The pop star's tweets also led to the arrest of two animal keepers in Phuket, because of a selfie taken by her showing her cuddling a slow loris. However, as the slow loris is listed as a protected species, her photograph alerted authorities and eventually led police to arrest the two men who had provided the loris for possession of protected animals.
Speaking about the arrest of the two men, the same police chief Kerdsirimongkon said: "Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture [of Rihanna], and last night police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists."
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