According to new reports, Rihanna’s camp is denying having asked international dancehall artiste Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell to audition for her album.
Last week in an interview, the Jamaican superstar said he turned down the offer because he was asked to audition and he didn’t want to do that.
However, a member of Rihanna’s camp is refuting Shaggy’s claims.
“We are working on an album, not a talent show, so why would she [Rihanna] require Shaggy or any other artiste to audition?” her rep said during an interview.
The representative further insisted that she didn’t approach Shaggy but rather he was the one who contacted her asking to be a part of the album.
At that time, the team member of the Bajan artiste’s camp explained, the album was completed with just the mixing and mastering to be done and that she invited Shaggy to submit some materials just to see if it works with the flow of the album.
She also reiterated that it wasn’t meant to be an audition, but rather her way of seeing if Shaggy could still get on the album.