One person you will not hear on Rihanna's highly anticipated R9 album, the dancehall God Shaggy.
Shaggy says he passed on a chance to collaborate with the Riri after he was asked to audition for the highly anticipated record, according to a new interview.
“They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah,” he told British newspaper the Daily Star. “There’s a lot of great people involved but for me I didn’t need to audition to be on the record, I’ll leave that to younger guys. But from what I hear, it should be good.”
R9 is set to have more reggae / dancehall influences than other albums from Ri's past.
“It’s healthy competition. Dancehall is in good place, but we need as many people to do this art form as possible,” Shaggy told the Daily Star. “When it crosses over and becomes popular with artists from other genres and other cultures, that can only be good.”
Be reminded Shaggy is a Diamond award winning artist. Do you think he's crazy for not auditioning for the song? Let us know in our comments section.
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