The newspaper that originally reported Rihanna's altered lyrics has issued a correction:
Original story follows:
Rihanna changed the lyrics to her song Pour it Up to include references to Palestine during a performance in Tel Aviv, Israel.
While touring the Middle East, the Barbadian singer also caused controversy by posing in the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi in a hijab.
Rihanna made her audience of 50,000 in Tel Aviv wait for two and a half hours before hitting the stage wearing a black spiked headband and black jacket. “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.”
During Pour it Up, Rihanna elected to insert some pro-Palestinian lyrics in place of her originals.
Instead of singing “All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs,” she sang “All I see is Palestine.” It’s also been pointed out that she repeatedly said “Tel Aviv!” in every song but never once said the word Israel.
Lol I can't believe Rihanna changed the lyrics to all I see is Palestine lmao in front of an Israeli crowd at a concert that's awesome— Abdihalim Salad (@abdihalimsalad) October 23, 2013
Rihanna swapped lyrics in her concert in Tel Aviv "All I see is dollar signs" to "All I see is Palestine" and DIDN'T MENTION ISRAEL AT ALL— CleOpa†ra خانم (@DarlingLebanese) October 23, 2013
@rihanna "Pour It Up" from "All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs" to "All I see is Palestine."... Thanks RiRi... LUV U!— Ishtar Musics (@IshtarMusics) October 23, 2013