MANAMA, Bahrain â€” Pop star Michael Jackson was spotted shopping in a Bahrain mall on Wednesday, hiding his face behind a veil and donning a black robe traditionally worn by women in the Gulf.
In November, Jackson stirred controversy in the United Arab Emirates by entering the ladies room in a shopping mall. His publicist said Jackson, who arrived in Dubai as the guest of a champion rally driver, did not understand the Arabic sign on the door and left the bathroom when he realized his mistake.
But local newspapers reported that the performer was applying makeup in the woman’s toilets in a Dubai mall. Jackson’s host, Mohammed bin Sulayem, dismissed the story as rumor.