“All I see is Palestine”: Rihanna gets political at Tel Aviv concert


mega-celebrity Rihanna has been doing her rounds of the Middle East, performing in the UAE and in Israel.

After leaving her 50,000-strong Tel Aviv audience waiting for two and a half hours before she came on stage, Rihanna took the concert by storm wearing a black spiked headband and a delicate black jacket — any illusions of modesty were quickly abandoned after she whipped off the outfit to reveal a black halterneck, bare midrift and a teeny weeny mini skirt, according to Haaretz.

“Thank you Tel Aviv!” she said. “You know I love my friends all over the world, but it’s been too long since I’ve been back here in Tel Aviv,” Haaretz reported.

Despite this outpouring of love, it seems Rihanna’s heart is in one place – Palestine.

When performing her single “Pour it Up“, Rihanna substituted some pro-Palestinian lyrics in place of her originals.

Instead of “All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs,” she subbed in “All I see is Palestine,” and kept on shouting out “Tel Aviv!” in every song – but never once said the word Israel, Haaretz reported – clearly in a grump with Ri Ri over her pro-Pal musical protest.

So it seems that Rihanna has been doing some research whilst on tour – not just blithely promoting Israel without knowing about regional sensitivites. Ri Ri, we salute you!


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