facebook
twitter
search
search

Rihanna sings ‘All I see is Palestine’ during Tel Aviv concert

Rihanna changes Pour it Up lyrics during concert in Israel.
Posted By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Oct. 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM
| License Photo

(UPI) -- (Update: 10:12 a.m. EDT)

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.




Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia