Rihanna posted a photo of herself dressed respectfully with her head and hair covered while visiting a mosque in Abu Dhabi over the weekend.
But that photo got her kicked out of the holy site.
Overseers of Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque say they asked the Diamonds singer to leave the compound after she posed for photographs considered to be at odds with the “sanctity” of the site.
The mosque statement, published Monday in local newspapers, said Rihanna was in an area normally off limits for visitors. It says the fashion-style photo session violated rules on the “status and sanctity of the mosque.”
The mosque is a major tourist site in the United Arab Emirates’ capital.