The pop singer was asked by overseers of the popular tourist destination in the United Arab Emirates' capital to leave after posing in the mosque's courtyard for pictures that detracted from the “sanctity” of the site.
The mosque released an official statement Monday in local papers, saying Rihanna was not only in an area closed off to visitors, but her photo shoot violated the “status and sanctity of the mosque.”
The mosque said Rihanna was asked to leave before even entering the mosque.
But Rihanna's standards, the photos are tame. But that stare? SULTRY.