Rihanna Mosque Photo Shoot: Offensive or Harmless? (PHOTOS)

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By: / October 21, 2013

Rihanna was kicked out of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi after posing for an photo shoot. The photos – 10 in total taken by Gomillion and Leupold – landed on the “Pour It Up” singer’s Instagram page, which has been quite popular with the authorities lately.

The pop star, covered up head-to-toe in a black Hijab and jumpsuit, posed sitting on the white marble of the compound, sprawled out by a fountain and in front of the mosque’s 82 domes. She was asked to leave when some of her poses were deemed inappropriate for the “status and sanctity of the mosque,” reports the AP.

The singer was in town for a show at Abu Dhabi’s du Arena on Saturday. The mosque, a major tourist attraction in the UAE capital, released a statement on RiRi’s visit to local papers on Monday. It stated that she was in areas normally off limits for visitors and her fashion-style photo session violated the rules of the sacred mosque.

Rihanna has not responded to the allegations. Check out Rihanna’s Abu Dhabi photo shoot in the gallery that follows. Do you think it’s offensive or harmless?