Shaggy Turns Down Feature On Rihanna New Reggae Album

Written by on January 11, 2020

Mr. Boombastic may have some regrets about this one moving forward.

Passing up a chance to make his name relevant in 2020, the “It wasn’t me” singer Shaggy has decided not to audition for a part on Rihanna’s upcoming reggae album.

During a recent interview with UK Daily Star, the dancehall legend said he left the opportunity for younger artistes. “They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah. There’s a lot of great people involved, but for me, I didn’t need to audition to be on the record,” Shaggy said. “I’ll leave that to younger guys. But from what I hear it should be good.” (UrbanIslandz)

The multi-platinum selling musician went on to discuss his take on international acts partaking in dancehall music. “It’s healthy competition. Dancehall is in [a] good place but we need as many people to do this art form as possible,” Shaggy told the UK Daily Star. “When it crosses over and becomes popular with artistes from other genres and other cultures, that can only be good,” he said. (UrbanIslandz)

Shaggy would have been an excellent addition to R9, but based on his statement, I can’t be mad at him. Can you?

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