Shaggy Explains Why ‘It Wasn’t Me’ As You Know It Almost Didn’t Exist

About 21 years ago, Shaggy tried to give away his song, “It Wasn’t Me,” to another recording artist because at the time, no one wanted Shaggy to do it.

“There’s a group called Tanto Metro and Devonte. I gave it to them when my manager didn’t want me to do it. And they recorded it,” Shaggy told “Inside Edition Digital”.

“I had Notch from the Born Jamericans also record it. I had Wayne Wonder who gave you ‘No Letting Go’ actually voice those songs. I believed in it that much, that I was trying to give it to somebody. It ended up coming right back to me when [director of the record label A&R] Hans [Haedelt] [heard it] and said, ‘Hey, I think this is a hit.’ And I’m like, ‘Man, this is what we’ve been trying to tell him.’”

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