Apparently I wasn’t the only one to raise an eyebrow at Rihanna‘s Abu Dhabi mosque photo shoot! While RiRi herself saw no problem posing for umpteen pictures wearing the hijab that’s mandatory for female visitors, others did and she was apparently asked to leave right after. Turns out she wasn’t even in a public area of the mosque – she was in a place that’s prohibited to visitors. Disrespect all around!
Authorities asked Rihanna to leave the site of a mosque in Abu Dhabi after she posted photographs of herself posing in areas of the mosque that are off-limit to visitors on Saturday. The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center issued a statement on Sunday saying that while it’s open to visitors of all faiths and allows pictures, the superstar’s photos were inappropriate, violated the “sanctity” of the mosque and disrespected the religious nature of the location, reports Gulf News.
The photos, which depicted the singer posing in front of the mosque in an all-black hooded outfit, were posted to her Instagram account. Rihanna commented on the picture of her looking at a group of women wearing head scarves and full body garments, “Bitch stole my look.” Another picture shows her lounging in the sun with the comment “#NoTanLines.”
Oh dear. Of course, Rihanna will never learn and won’t have cared, anyway. She’s already over in Greece doing photo shoots. Nothing offensive here besides her narcissism.
October 22, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna is still in the midst of her Diamonds world tour, and her latest jaunt has taken her to Abu Dhabi. In case you don’t know much about Abu Dhabi, it’s the capital and second largest city in the United Arab Emirates and has a very largely Muslim population (and a lot of non-Muslim expats). Rihanna, completely oblivious to the concept of cultural appropriation (see: here), decided it’d be a great idea to take off her thong and nipple covers and put on a hijab to have a fashion shoot at the Shaikh Zayed Mosque this weekend, which…. WHY? Yes, it’s required for female visitors to the Mosque – which offers daily tours to visitors – to cover their heads. It’s respectful to locals to abide by their customs, but to stage a fashion shoot like you’re the new face of Islamic culture? SMH SMH SMH.
It’s not at all surprising that Rihanna sees no problem in turning something with such cultural and religious significance to those who ACTUALLY OBSERVE IT into a lighthearted ~fashion~ thing (she literally captioned one of her photos with “Fashion killaz in Abu Dhabi”), but it’s mindblowing that no one in her entourage thought, you know, maybe this isn’t so respectful? Perhaps the cloud of weed smoke also clouded their judgment.
Y’all know I love me some RiRi, but I cannot abide this fuckery.
October 20, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Boy, I’m not sure if Rihanna is going to be too readily welcomed back to Thailand next time she goes. First she gets endangered animal dealers locked up, and now her tweets about watching some woman pull random objects out of her vagina has led to another arrest in the country.
Basically, Rihanna went to a bar in Phuket last month where some sex show was happening, and of course she tweeted about it because even HER mind was blown (so you know some crazy shit was going down). Turns out, that show was illegal and now the guy who owns the bar in question has been arrested for obscenity and operating an entertainment venue without a permit. Ouch.
Here’s what RiRi wrote about it at the time:
Either I was phuck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her pu$$y
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 21, 2013
And THEN she tried to turn water into coke in her $!! Uhh yea, all I'm saying is water went in and soda came out! I'm traumatized!!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 21, 2013
HAHA! You know you’re on another level if Rihanna leaves traumatized over something you did with your vagina. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
Local district chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon said: “Authorities found out about this bar the morning after Rihanna tweeted about it, but we were not able to catch them violating the law until Saturday night.
“We had been waiting for them and finally caught them red-handed.
October 15, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna loves her body art and has plenty of tattoos, but she decided to take shit to the next level recently while on tour in New Zealand, where she got a traditional Maori tribal tattoo done with a mallet, chisel and ink pigment. Oooh, edgy! Also, ouch! Of course there’s a video of it, and here it is:
Plenty of people are annoyed at Rihanna for being a cultural appropriator, calling her “disrespectful” for getting the ink, which is probably true (to be honest, I’m somewhat ignorant when it comes to Maori culture, I’ll fully admit, so I can’t speak on that). However, I will say that she has a SERIOUSLY high pain tolerance. That shit looks like it absolutely KILLS. I have a few tattoos and didn’t find the needles overly torturous, but having shit pounded into your skin with a mallet is serious business.
The tattoo runs from her fingernail to her forearm. What do you think of it?
October 10, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Yesterday we featured the “making of” Rihanna‘s ‘Pour It Up’ video, but the whole thing is here and it seems like everyone with Internet access is talking about it, so why shouldn’t we? Admittedly, I don’t think it’s as good as all the hype claimed it would be, but I also think Miley needs to take a seat and learn how twerking is really done.
It’s all strippers, money, asses and the like, but that’s ‘Pour It Up’s whole message, so what else was the video going to be like? I like that she’s channeling Biggie and that this is her version of female empowerment – and do you, girl, by all means – but there’s something missing and I can’t quite put my finger on what that is.
Regardless, you’ve gotta hand it to Rihanna for literally giving zero fucks on a daily basis. That deserves recognition, if nothing else!
October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna‘s been teasing the release of the video for ‘Pour It Up’, her latest single. This video should have been out a few months ago since it was shot back in May, but there’s been all sorts of drama with the former director and some of the stuff has been re-edited and basically, we’re still waiting for it. However, we do have a behind-the-scenes, making-of type video which shows what we can expect: stripper poles, air humping, money and jewellery… you get the picture.
I mean, I get that this is a stripper anthem (and was filmed in several different strip clubs), but I’m just… not sure. I love the song, I love Rihanna, I’m behind the antics because I have no other choice in this life – you are with Rihanna or you are against her, lolz – but I’m just kinda wishing she’d get onto her next incarnation and leave this bullshit behind.