A press release through Rihanna’s team has reacted to claims of the Raggae singer Shaggy stating that he turned down an opportunity to be on the singer’s album.
According to Shaggy, he was required to audition for the album but he turned it down.
“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.”
“From what I hear it should be good.”
A person reported to be a representative of Rihanna has now told Jamaica Irie FM the singer’s own side of the story.
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“We are working on an album, not a talent show, so why would she (Rihanna) require Shaggy or any other artist to audition?”
“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.”