Shaggy Turned Down A Spot On Rihanna’s Upcoming Album

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Jamaican superstar Shaggy turns down the opportunity to be on Rihanna’s new album. The famed singer’s upcoming project will be shedding light on her Caribbean roots, and with this, she offered Shaggy the opportunity. He turned it down because the requirement to be on the album included him auditioning, which he was unwilling to do.

He says, “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.”

Shaggy welcomes Rihanna’s move into dancehall, as he feels that her crossing over will help other artists in the genre.

“It’s healthy competition. Dancehall is in good place but we need as many people to do this art form as possible,” he says. “When it crosses over and becomes popular with artists from other genres and other cultures, that can only be good.”

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