Dancehall artiste, Shaggy, has explained why he refused to be part of Rihanna's next album. According to an interview with Daily Star, he opted out after being informed that he had to audition for a spot. “They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah,” Shaggy 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.”
Nevertheless, Shaggy had positive things to say about Rihanna’s upcoming album. “From what I hear it should be good,” he said regarding the highly anticipated LP.
The album was set to be released by December 2019 but fans are still yet to see her ninth album. So far, no release date has been announced for the project. Rihanna has reportedly worked with a number of popular Jamaican artists on her much-discussed project.