From cultural appropriation to Sanskrit tattoo, times when Rihanna created controversies – DNA India

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Rihanna created a huge uproar in India after she tweeted on farmers' protests on Monday.

Rihanna has become a topic of discussion across the nation after her tweet on farmers' protest where she lent support to them. This is not the first time, the pop icon became a topic of discussion, her list of controversies are known to the world. Rihanna, multiple times have found herself in a tongue-tied situation and even issued an apology for a few.

Meanwhile, "Why arent we talking about this?!" Rihanna said in a Twitter post, sharing a CNN article on the demonstrations with her 100.9 million followers on the platform, using the hashtag #FarmersProtest.

Check out a few of Rihanna's controversies which created headlines below:

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Back in 2013, Rihanna did a photoshoot at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi. However, as per reports, the pop star was asked to leave after she clicked a few 'inappropriate photos'. A statement issued by the Grand Mosque Centre read as "She was confronted by the mosque officials and directed to the appropriate entrance to the mosque, to carry out a visit under the normal conditions."

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Just before the Grammys in 2009, the then-couple Rihanna and Chris Brown had an ugly fight in which the latter physically assaulted her. In a documentary, Chris had narrated the incident by stating, "Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating shit, but then I really hit her. With a closed fist, like I punched her, and it busted her lip, and when I saw it I was in shock, I was fu*k, why did I hit her like that? So from there, shesspitting blood in my face, it raised me even more. Its a real fight in the car, and we driving in the street."

Her photos after the assault emerged on the Internet and their ugly breakup became a topic of discussion across the globe.

3. When Rihanna apologised to play an Islamic song at Savage X Fenty lingerie show

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During the launch of her brand Savage X Fenty lingerie show, the event had song 'Doom' being played which has a Muslim text called Hadith in it. This did not go well with people and they called her out immediately.

Soon after, Rihanna issued an apology with a statement which read as "I'd like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show. I would, more importantly, like to apologise to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I'm incredibly disheartened by this! I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any religion and therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible! Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding."

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Many people thought Rihanna and Eminem's 'Love The Way You Lie' glamourised domestic violence. People slammed the singer after she became the victim of physical violence in the hands of her ex-beau Chris Brown.

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Rihanna's tattoo inked in Sanskrit is on her hip and is a text from Bhagavad Gita which roughly translates to 'forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control'. However, many pointed out that the tattoo is spelt wrong.

[All photos via File Photo & Instagram (@badgalriri)]

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