Monday, January 13, 2020

Shaggy reveals he turned down a feature on Rihanna's new album because she wants him to audition

Shaggy has claimed he was invited to appear on Rihanna‘s hugely-anticipated new album, but declined on the grounds that he “didn’t need to audition”.

Ri is yet to announce her follow-up to 2016’s ‘Anti’, though it has been widely reported that a dancehall and reggae-influenced record is on the way. Despite the global hype surrounding the album informally dubbed ‘R9’ by fans and the artist herself, Shaggy felt it wasn’t the right move for him.

Speaking to The Daily Star, 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. But from what I hear it should be good.”


  1. And he is too big for audition?

    1. Shaggy is too big for an audition with rihanna. Thank you

    2. he is Soo humble about it . Rihanna's team should be ashamed of themselves.such a musical about listening to more of his music?

  2. Rihanna and her team must be out of their minds. What stupid audition is that. He has a known voice, a unique voice, it is either you use him or you don't. Do not disrespect a legend