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  |  Oct. 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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(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.

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