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Rihanna kicked out of Abu Dhabi mosque













Oh Rihanna, will you ever stop causing international incidents via social networking? Only a week after one of her tweets led to the arrest of three people in Thailand for operating an illegal sex show, Rihanna found herself in hot water in Abu Dhabi thanks to a handful of photos she put up on her Instagram account.

While in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, RiRi visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the biggest centers for worship in the country. Clad head-to-toe in black (including a hair-covering headscarf) in accordance with Islamic tradition, she snapped a handful of Instagram photos on the grounds.

But those shots raised the ire of others at the mosque, and according to CNN, she and her entourage were asked to leave following the impromptu photo shoot.

“She was asked to leave before entering the actual mosque, and then after taking some photos that did not fit within the rules and regulations set out to preserve the sacredness of the center,” representatives of the mosque said in a statement.

The incident did not get in the way of Rihanna’s performance in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, and she has not responded to the situation formally nor on Twitter. It seems as though they had better luck at the water park.

Eminem reveals 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' tracklist: Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, more to guest

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Kendrick Lamar! Rihanna! That one guy from fun.!

All those characters will be featured on Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he revealed today. Em also dropped new cover art and the full tracklist for the upcoming effort, due out Nov. 5.

As expected, the previously released video-game song “Survival” and the retro single “Berzerk” both made it onto the record. His old pal Rihanna shows up on a number called “The Monster,” as does his other lady-friend Skylar Grey, who’s listed on a song titled “Asshole.”

Perhaps most notably, fellow Dr. Dre protege Kendrick Lamar guests on something called “Love Game,” a collaboration that’s destined to break the rap-internet when it leaks. And randomly, fun.’s Nate Ruess — a person who sort of seems like someone Em would’ve mocked in his “The Real Slim Shady” days — pops up on the second-to-last track “Headlights.”

Mercifully, MMLP2 contains only one skit.

In keeping with the Detroit-tough theme, the album’s lineup shows up on the back cover art of a condemned-building notice issued by his bankrupt hometown (see above). The very not-bankrupt Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, who serve as the album’s executive producers, are touted prominently as well. It’s all meant to complement the front cover that he tweeted out last month, featuring an updated image of his childhood house — the same one that appeared on the original Marshall Mathers LP back in 2000.

Check out the full tracklist below:

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Rihanna has money on her mind, other parts in racy 'Pour It Up' video

Imagine if Miley Cyrus had a cameo on Game of Thrones, and you still wouldn’t quite comprehend Rihanna’s new video for “Pour It Up.”

In characteristically provocative fashion, RiRi spends the majority of her latest clip wearing very little in the way of clothing. Instead of, say, a seasonably sensible turtleneck-and-trousers ensemble, she’s found on her throne clad in a skimpy, bejeweled outfit, along with strategically placed (read: on her crotch) dollar bills.

This risqué outfit leads to some provocative pole-dancing and eventually, inevitably, twerking.

Watch it all go down (and up, and down, and up again…) in the video below:

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Rihanna selfie with endangered animal leads to arrests in Thailand

Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph showing her cuddling an endangered primate. That didn’t sit well with authorities, who arrested two people for allegedly peddling protected species.

On a break from her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna visited the Thai island of Phuket, where she befriended the wildlife.

An Instagram photo she also shared on Twitter showed her in sunglasses snuggling up to a furry primate called the slow loris and was captioned: “Look who was talkin dirty to me!”

The slow loris, a squirrel-like animal with big eyes, is native to Southeast Asia and is listed as a protected species.

“Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture (of Rihanna), and last night police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists,” a Phuket district chief, Weera Kerdsirimongkon, said by telephone Sunday. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna wins case against Topshop

Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case in Britain against retailer Topshop, which was selling T-shirts bearing her image without permission.

High Court Justice Colin Birss ruled in favor of the singer on Wednesday, saying buyers were likely deceived by believing Rihanna had authorized its sale. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna calls out UK journalist in Instagram rant

RiRi is unapologetic indeed: Taking a page out of M.I.A.’s playbook, the outspoken pop star reacted to an unfavorable article written about her in the UK’s Daily Mail by taking swipes at the author via social media.

It all began when journalist Liz Jones took Rihanna to task in the Mail for being a “toxic role model,” admonishing the multiplatinum singer for, in Jones’ opinion, regularly promoting sex- and drug-laden imagery, publicly continuing her relationship with abusive beau Chris Brown, and flaunting “the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst.” Hmm. READ FULL STORY

This is what happens when you irritate Rihanna in concert -- VIDEO

YouTube’s most-viewed artist was recently caught on tape whacking an overzealous fan with a microphone during a performance in Birmingham, England.

As “We Found Love” blared, the singer left the stage to interact with fans on the ground, touching their hands as she walked past the concert’s first row. When one attendee apparently refused to let go of RiRi, she responded with a quick, decisive mic hit. All the while, Rihanna’s voice continued to emerge from the venue’s speakers; perhaps she was using some sort of British wizard magic.

The video is lo-fi, to say the least — and annoyingly, an ad pops up during the money shot. Still, you can tell that Rihanna’s move was deliberate, though it’s tough to say where she hit the fan and whether the smacked one ended up being injured.

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Rihanna bests Justin Bieber in number of YouTube views

It looks like we weren’t the only ones watching the “Stay” music video on repeat. For a (probably brief) period of time Rihanna’s VEVO channel officially has more combined views than Justin Bieber’s, making her the most-viewed artist on YouTube. Rihanna now has 3.784 billion views for her 77 video channel, beating Bieber’s 3.783 billion (with 79 videos). She also has 8.8 million subscribers to Bieber’s 5.0 million. READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift dominates the Billboard Music Awards: See the complete winners list here

Justin Bieber emerged from a spaceship. The Band Perry banged on big drums. Bruno Mars performed in a Saturday Night Fever suit. Chris Brown fought some ninjas. Our host, Tracy Morgan, challenged Psy to a “Gangnam Style” dance-off. Oh, and some people got some awards. Taylor Swift dominated this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which were broadcast on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night. She claimed eight statues, including Billboard artist of the year and top Billboard 200 album for Red. But she was kind enough to let Justin Bieber, One Direction, Gotye, and Rihanna have a few trophies as well. A full list of winners follows below.

Billboard artist of the year
Taylor Swift

Top female artist
Taylor Swift

Top male artist
Justin Bieber

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Rihanna's Brooklyn concert postponed because of NBA playoffs

It’s not just Chicago Bulls fans who are upset about the Brooklyn Nets forcing a seventh game of their NBA playoff series on Saturday night. Rihanna’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays center will now be postponed to accommodate the winner-take-all contest.

In a statement to fans, Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, said, “I want to apologize to Rihanna’s fans for the inconvenience of having to reschedule her show at Barclays Center from Saturday, May 4 to Tuesday, May 7 due to Game 7 of the Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls NBA Playoffs series. I want to thank Rihanna for working with us on this new date and for understanding what a Game 7 in Brooklyn means to the borough. We are looking forward to a special concert and I hope Rihanna will be our guest at Game 7.”

Tickets for Rihanna’s show will be honored on the new night, or refunds will be given.

Read more:
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