Rihanna Covered Up, Asked to Leave Abu Dhabi Mosque over Inappropriate Photo Shoot [PHOTO]

11:55 AM EDT 10/21/2013 by Mara Favis, Celebeat Reporter

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Rihanna was asked to leave the mosque after posting "inappropriate" pictures of herself outside the mosque, CNN reported.

Rihanna was fully clothed and covered up but caused outrage as she posted pictures of herself on Instagram posing at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in UAE. She was dressed in an all-black outfit and only had red lips and red nails. She has many poses outside the mosque. In one picture, she's lying on her back and wrote in the caption: "no tan lines."

A statement of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre said: "The Centre strives to ensure that visitors enter the mosque in a decent fashion, and refrain from behaving in any way that is inconsistent with the sanctity of this religious place.

"Here, the Centre refers to a recent incident, involving a singer who came for a private visit to the mosque, at a gate that is not reserved for visitors, without prior coordination with the Centre's management and without identifying herself.

"She was directed by visitor services to proceed to the visitors' main gate and take the guided tour, according to procedure.

"She left without entering the mosque, 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 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."

Rihanna has not yet commented on the incident.

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