Shenseea revealed that when it comes to music, she is looking outside the box.
Dancehall singjay recently responded to an online fan who suggested that the “Blessed” singer is selling out Jamaican music by not keeping patios as the main lyrics of her new collaboration with American rapper Tyga.
Suring an interview with with Nadeska Alexis via Apple Music, the artist discussed “inspiring women to be confident,” working with Tyga and admiring producer Rvssian. Several fans have since attacked Shenseea for speaking proper English and not the broken Jamaican dialect, patois.
“Keep the patois, it’s you! We love it but I get it tho,” a fan commented on the interview snippet post by Shenseea on Instagram.
Shenseea quickly responded, stating that she will not limit herself due to the fact that she is aim at a broader global music market.
“No sis, patois is not me…. patois is A PART of me,” the singer wrote.
“I’m not doing music for Jamaicans alone! Wouldn’t it be extremely hard for people who are not from the Caribbean to understand me? Y’all need to stop acting like it’s a crime when JAMAICANS speak standard English, we need to let the world know patios is not the only language we speak!.”
Since arriving on the music scene, Shenseea made it clear that her goal is to be much more than a Dancehall artist.
Over the years, Jamaican acts such as Shaggy and Sean Paul molded their brand of Dancehall music to fit the global marketin an attempt to acquire worldwide fans. Despite the negative feedback from fans, the move has worked for them, with Sean Paul and Shaggy being two of the the most commercially successful artists in Dancehall’s history.
Shenseea’s music video “Blessed,” featuring Tyga has racked up over 5 millions views in just 5 days.