Rihanna and her camp kept quiet over the weekend while her name was being fragged through the mud by Jamaicans and Reggae Music fans all over the world.
It all started after a British media reported that Shaggy refused to be on Rihanna’s upcoming Reggae album, R9, after the pop princess required the Reggae Grammy winner was required to audition in order to be featured on the album.
Those in the reggae community did not take kindly to the news and the Bajan pop princess was cursed and ridiculed all over social media throughout the weekend.
Rihanna and her camp decided to set the record straight once and for all and one of her representative called into the Jamaica Irie FM early morning show to clarify that Shaggy was told to audition.
“We are working on an album, not a talent show, so why would she (Rihanna) require Shaggy or any other artist to audition?” the representative asked.
“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.”
The representative also cautioned fans that the media could be sensationalizing what Shaggy really said.
“We hope Shaggy will come out and let the fans know the real truth because we all know that the media in general and especially entertainment media cannot be trusted. They will twist someone stories in order to get the most viewers,” she continued.
She representative also stated that Rihanna hold no hard feelings, after her name was dragged through the mud on Social media.
“Rihanna loves the people of Jamaica, she loves the fans of Reggae and she loves Reggae music as her career has proven and nothing can or will ever change that,” she concluded.
Rihanna has had a love affair with Jamaica and Jamaican music throughout her career. She has collaborated with reggae artists, cover reggae songs most notably “Give me a try” by Sizzla and she has done music video shoots in Jamaica.
Rihanna has been teasing with her upcoming album for some time and a release date has still not been public.