Rihanna asked to cover up for Middle East concert
HOLLYWOOD: British tabloid the Daily Mirror reported this week that Rihanna [ tickets ]has been asked to dress more conservatively for her upcoming New Year's Eve show at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, but organizers inisit the report isn't true.
The Mirror reported that the Barbadian singer and her production team are working around the clock to make her daring stage outfits appropriate for the local traditions in Abu Dhabi, which apparently is more conservative than neighboring Dubai.
However, concert organizers have denied the media reports that Rihanna has been told not to wear her trademark sexy stage wear.
"The facts and figures recently reported around Rihanna's Abu Dhabi concert are totally inaccurate," concert organizer Flash said in a statement that was quoted by the United Arab Emirates-based English-language newspaper Gulf News.
According to the Mirror, Rihanna also may have to obtain a special license to store alcohol in her dressing room during the concert if she wants to ring in the New Year with champagne.