Shaggy has turned down the chance to feature on Rihanna’s new album.

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.’

The multi-platinum selling musician went on to discuss his take on international acts partaking in dancehall music. “It’s healthy competition. Dancehall is in [a] good place but we need as many people to do this art form as possible,” Shaggy told the UK Daily Star. “When it crosses over and becomes popular with artistes from other genres and other cultures, that can only be good,” he said.