Reggae legend Shaggy has revealed that he was asked to appear on Rihanna's new album, fitting for her ninth album's anticipated dancehall feel.

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But "Mr. Boombastic" and RiRi won't be collaborating anytime soon, writes the New York Post.

The Jamaican star said Rihanna had asked him to audition for a spot on her new album, but he felt it was beneath him.

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"They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah," he told the UK's Daily Star, according to MadameNoire.

"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."

Rihanna's fans have been awaiting new music since her 2016 album Anti. Photo / Getty
Rihanna's fans have been awaiting new music since her 2016 album Anti. Photo / Getty

But there's no hard feelings between the artists, as the 51-year-old added, "But from what I hear it should be good!"

Rihanna's fans have been eagerly waiting for new music since her 2016 Grammy-nominated album Anti. She's since focused on her business goals over her music, bringing out both Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty lingerie over the past three years.