Rihanna was kicked out of a famed Abu Dhabi mosque over the weekend after posing for some racy photos. By United Arab Emirates standards, anyway.
As far as Rihanna pictures go? This is as tame as it gets! She's even covered up in a head-to-toe (albeit form-fitting) outfit and hijab head-cover. Take a look:
The rules of the holy site being what they are, Rihanna was asked to leave the premises after her provocative poses and red lipstick ruffled some feathers.
A representative for the mosque told local media outlets in a statement:
"She left without entering, after being asked to do so, due to the fact that she had taken some pictures that do not conform with the conditions and regulations."
Those rules are "put in place by the Centre’s management to regulate visits in a way that takes the status and sanctity of the mosque into consideration.”
The violation on Rihanna's part? Drawing attention to her sexuality. While a far cry from Rihanna Twerking in front of the mosque, this did the trick.
The mosque spokesperson went on to add that “the singer” came for a private tour to the mosque at a private gate that is not meant for public visitors.
Without identifying herself or coordinating the visit in advance, she posed for photos at Sheikh Zayed mosque that many felt showed a lack of respect.
No police action was taken in any case, and Rihanna covered up for her live concert in the United Arab Emirates' capital in a Bedouin inspired look.
Check out more photos of “Empress RiRi" below ...