Rihanna's Team Reportedly Responds To Shaggy Saying He Turned Down Album Feature

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Rihanna's Team Reportedly Responds To Shaggy Saying He Turned Down Album Feature

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Fans are not cutting Rihanna any slack, as she still hasn’t dropped her highly anticipated album.

Well, one thing we can expect from the album is for legendary reggae artist, Shaggy, to not be on it. In a recent interview, Shaggy speaks about Rihanna’s team reaching out to him to be a part of her suspected dancehall/reggae album. Shaggy reportedly turned down the offer because he was asked to audition. He says, “They approached me for the Rihanna project yet. 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.”

 

Fans weren’t too thrilled to hear Shaggy won’t be a part of the project, but according to reports, Rihanna did not ask Shaggy to audition. An alleged representative for Rihanna reportedly spoke with the Jamaica Irie FM morning show and shared Rih Rih’s side of the story. “We are working on an album, not a talent show, so why would she (Rihanna) require Shaggy or any other artist to audition?”

 

The representative continued, “after Rihanna had already gathered all the material for the album, Shaggy contacted her asking to be a part of the album. She explained to him that the album was pretty much completed and they were just working on mixing, mastering and deciding which songs to actually use. However, she invited him to submit some materials so she could see if it fits with the flow of the album. That was by no means asking for an audition, it was more going out of her way to get him on the album.”

 

“We hope Shaggy will come out and let the fans know the real truth because we all know that the media in general and especially entertainment media cannot be trusted. They will twist someone stories in order to get the most viewers. Rihanna loves the people of Jamaica, she loves the fans of Reggae and she loves Reggae music as her career has proven and nothing can or will ever change that.”

 

Hopefully the two can work something out!




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