Even Shaggy is doing everything he possibly can to get more music out of Rihanna! After a he-said-she-said between Shaggy and a Rihanna representative, we finally have the truth.
To catch you up to speed, earlier this week the “It Wasn’t Me” rapper recently told Britain’s Daily Star that he was asked to be part of the dancehall album. He said, “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, I’ll leave that to younger guys.”
What subsequently caused a ruckus online was the fact that Rihanna was going to “audition” Shaggy.
It was at this point that someone from Rihanna’s camp went on Jamaica Irie FM to set the record straight. Rihanna’s people insisted that Shaggy contacted them first and that the “Diamonds” singer didn’t approach him.
“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 much completed and they were just working on mixing, mastering and deciding which songs to actually use,” the rep said.
And on the whole “audition” thing, Rihanna’s team said: “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.”
Right. So, two things are possible here. Firstly, it’s possible that Shaggy is looking to make a comeback, for which he wants to nab a sneaky collab with Rihanna. Or secondly, Shaggy is willing to say and do anything to get more info about Rihanna’s new album.
Regardless, thank you Shaggy for coming out and saying what you said, because now we know we definitely have a dancehall Rihanna album on the way and we can’t wait.
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