Who is over reacting, Shaggy or Rihanna? Shaggy has graced us with years of great music. The Jamaican Reggae artist won best reggae album in 1996 for his album Boombastic. He also took home an award in 2002 winning the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist. It’s no lie that anyone play a pop or r and b station can turn on the radio and suddenly hear his hit song “It Wasn’t Me” in 2020.
Shaggy has proven to be an excellent artist since before the world even knew who Rihanna was. However, once Rihanna stepped on the scene her accomplishments have surpassed probably anything that she could imagine.
The Barbados Barbie has earned 14 number-one singles and 31 top-ten singles in the US, and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014, and Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world twice (2012 and 2018).
With that being said, is it fair for Rihanna to ask Shaggy to interview, or does seniority pay dues?
Shaggy told People,
“They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah,” he told British newspaper 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. But from what I hear, it should be good.”
While he may not be working with Rihanna, the musician said he welcomed artists taking inspiration from the dancehall genre.
“It’s healthy competition. Dancehall is in good place, but we need as many people to do this art form as possible,” he told the outlet. “When it crosses over and becomes popular with artists from other genres and other cultures, that can only be good.”
What do you think about this?