Popstar Rihanna was asked to leave an Abu Dhabi mosque because she didn’t have permission for a photoshoot, according to reports.
The 25-year-old was seen dressed from head-to-toe in a hooded black jumpsuit as she posed outside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on Saturday.
But today it emerged that the Rhianna and her team was not given permission to take photos at the mosque, the main place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers.
The mosque, which is the largest in the UAE and can hold more than 40,000 people, released a statement, and although it does not name Rhianna, it refers to a ‘recent incident, involving a singer.’
In a statement the mosque said: ‘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.