Rihanna was booted from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend after posing for a photo op that didn’t mesh with ‘sanctity’ standards of the holy site. Way to go, Cynthia Doll.
Allow Michael K. from Dlisted to explain:
RiRi’s Cubic Zirconias World Tour stopped in Abu Dhabi over the weekend and on Saturday she decided to put on a hijab and bust out an Instagram photo shoot at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We as a people should gather together as one and be thankful that RiRi covered up her fugilicious tattoos for once, but not everyone is happy about this shit. After striking ridiculous pose after ridiculous pose on the grounds of the Grand Mosque, RiRi was kicked out by officials who were offended by her little photo shoot.
“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,” a representative for the mosque told media outlets in a statement.
What started out as a social media shade war has morphed itself into a petition demanding Adidas-Reebok cut their endorsement ties with Teyana Taylor for posting a photoshopped image poking fun at Rihanna‘s battered and bruised face following her domestic abuse situation with Chris Brown as a Twitter background.
Teyana previously secured a deal to design footwear for Adidas Original. She released her first sneaker, the Harlem GLC, earlier this year. Her second highly-anticipated offering is reportedly due out in November.
It’s 2013 and Miss Celie’s braids are still out here trying to function. A$AP Rocky, pictured above at a joint event for GQ magazine and the Gap on Monday night, has dropped the visuals for his latest single “Fashion Killa” starring Rihanna. She is no Karrine Steffans but who the hell is these days?
Pretty Flacko name checks over 25 designers on the fashion driven track. In an interview with Forbes he points out that you simple minded peons can’t grasp the concept of his personal style.
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It’s only Tuesday and the kids are already showing their complete ass on social media. Teyana Taylor took to Twitter today to let Rihanna know that she can save the internet shade because she is not here for it.
Last week, Pound Puppy (you know, the back up dancer for G.O.O.D. Music) posted a video to her Instagram account of her singing “Caught Up In The Rapture” by Anita Baker. Now we all know the sole contributor to Blue Ivy’s trust fund isn’t too fond of the Instagram concerts, just ask Ciara. So naturally she had her hairstylist recreate Teyana’s glorious clip.
For today’s edition of odd animal couples we step outside of the iron gates at the Brooklyn Zoo and into Florida’s natural habitat. Shutterbugs caught up with Jay-Z as he hit the Miami streets with Justin Bieber last night.
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The Biebs wasn’t the only celebrity to kick it with Hov and company behind the scene at his ‘Legends of The Summer’ tour stop in The 305. Rihanna, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Jermaine Dupri and others kept their Instagram accounts fresh with moments from the evening.
Check out flicks of Rihanna moving cool while dressed as the futon cover of my dreams in the gallery below.