Shaggy said no to the chance to feature on Rihanna’s new album and we’re just confused. She may be endlessly trolling us over the release of R9, but somewhere out there exists RiRi’s next album, which is believed to be a dancehall-inspired reggae album.
With the singer having worked with a number of popular Jamaican artists on the project, there seemed no better fit than Grammy winner Shaggy, but the "It Wasn’t Me" singer admitted to turning down the job.
"They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah,’ he told the Daily Star. ‘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."
However, the 51-year-old singer showed that there were no hard feelings between the pair, as he praised the record, saying:
"But from what I hear it should be good."
Now that’s what we like to hear! Despite Rihanna previously saying that R9 would be released in 2019 and dropping random teasers throughout the year, 2020 came with no sign of an album, leaving fans joking that they would no longer support the singer anymore.