Barbedos beauty and music sensation Rihanna’s live concert in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve is no-doubt a very hot ticket. But reports by Britain’s Daily Mirror say there maybe drama over a familiar question: what’s a girl to wear? Media reports being denied by Flash, the concert organizers at the Emirates Palace Hotel telling United Arab Emirates-based English-language newspaper Gulf News: “The facts and figures recently reported around Rihanna’s Abu Dhabi concert are totally inaccurate.” However, the Daily Mirror claimed in its report over the weekend states that Rihanna had been asked to tone it down a few notches from her sexy revealing get ups to a more conservative dress for her show in Abu Dhabi, and that the 21-year-old star was “tearing her hair out over what to do” about it. So, Rihanna’s it-team is now doing some hair pulling of their own heads to find ways to make Rihanna’s stage outfits go along with the local appropriate standards in Abu Dhabi, which prides itself as the more mature and conservative neighbor of freewheeling Dubai. Only two months ago Beyonce’s own concert in Cairo, Egypt stired a whole hotpot of trouble, being dubbed as an “ insolent sex party” by Islamic conservatives in Egypt . You would think some people in talent mangement or P.R. took a few notes. The article also states that Rihanna will be paid a proper $500,000 for her performance – enough to wear a full body armour, if you ask the under-paid staff at BNH. But, what we really don’t get is how on earth did anyone (you listening team Beyonce and team Rihanna?) think they can enter a Muslim country flashing their sexy American ways and not have it be questioned, criticized. or worst offend its citizens.
On Beyonce’s Cairo concert: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/05/beyonce-egypt-show-called_n_347326.html