Pop Star Rihanna was asked to leave Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi before entering after she posed in ways that do not match the religion .
The 25-year-old, who performed live in Abu Dhabi on Saturday,posed in a black jumpsuit in the courtyard of the mosque, wearing crimson lipstick and nail polish. She had a huge golden neck piece dangling ,making her unique compared to other believers.
She covered her head in all of the photographs but the poses could be regarded as suggestive.
In one photo, she is lying on her back in front of a pool. She captioned it “no tan lines.” In another shot, her arms are akimbo as she glances over her shoulder.
In a statement posted on its website, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre said: “The singer entered on a private visit without introducing herself and without prior coordination with the adminstration.
“She was asked to leave before entering the mosque after she posed in ways that do not match the sacred status” of the complex, the statement said.
The centre said it worked to ensure that no visitor “fails to meet the standards of decency required to enter the mosque, such as by posing for inappropriate photographs or by sitting in disrespectful positions.”
The pictures sparked controversy among fans on Rihanna’s Instagram account.