Pop sensation, Rihanna, has caused controversy again with the authorities over pictures taken in front of an Abu Dhabi mosque.
The singer posted pictures she took standing in front of a mosque in Abu Dhabi, wearing a black jumpsuit and headscarf, on her instagram account.
According to the BBC, a statement from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, said she was asked to leave after “inappropriate pictures” were taken.
It has been said that the photos “did not comply with terms and conditions” of organised visits.
Rihanna had performed at a live concert in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.
The mosque said Rihanna first arrived “at an entrance that was not designated for visitors”.
“She was confronted by the mosque officials and directed to the appropriate entrance to the mosque, to carry out a visit under the normal conditions.”
She was asked to leave after striking a series of poses for the photo shoot.
The statement claimed Rihanna turned up at the mosque “without any previous co-ordination with the administration”.
Several of the photos could be construed as suggestive, with one showing the pop star lying on her back in the mosque’s courtyard.
The mosque is a major tourist attraction which welcomes non-Muslims – it had more than three million visitors last year.
Rihanna’s publicity team has yet to make a comment.