Rihanna’s Controversial Snaps IN Abu Dhabi

Rihanna is a fierce, no holds barred kinda gal…with no fear about out there fashion choices, her love life or how people see her. And as such controversy broils around her time and time again, this time thanks to an impromptu photoshoot in Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Wearing a black bodysuit and hijab, the traditional garb of local women, the singer posed in front of the mosque, and while there are clearly efforts to respect the local culture in her outfit there has been a veritable uproar on the interwebs about her outfit and choice of location.

The Independent  has reported that many view her shots as disrespectful, captioning one of her shots with women in the background, also wearing hijabs saying “B*tch stole my look.”

While we are sure that Rihanna meant no harm or disrespect by the shoot, and it is certainly less provocative than what we are used to seeing from her, we do think it was culturally insensitive and probably not the best Insta-shoot choice.



  • Reply Ian Friday 25th October, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    looks fab, why is it so wrong she has her hair covered

  • Reply angelwings Wednesday 23rd October, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    The girl does like court controversy doesn’t she.

  • Reply Littlewing Lou Wednesday 23rd October, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I think it’s a beautiful photo shoot. It shows she does not discriminate, and it’s bringing the West to the Middle East in a tasteful way.


  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Wish I was with Rihanna in Abu Dhabi

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    A fairly tokenistic effort to be sensitive, I think.

  • Reply godsaur Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 3:29 pm


  • Reply vikki18 Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 3:29 pm


  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    What creative fashion garment. lol

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