Ikaya Rubbishes Claims that She Copied Shaneil Muir’s Style in New Song “Insecure”

Friday, November 24, 2023, 3:12 PM

Dancehall artiste Ikaya is refuting the allegation that she stole the musical style of fellow dancehall singjay Shaneil Muir. The accusation was sparked following the release of her and Producer Ajal’s new single, Insecure, which has many listeners saying that she sounds very similar to the ‘Top Gyal’ artiste.

However, Ikaya shut down the claims and even pointed out that while the person she is being compared to gained recognition a few years ago, She has been dropping songs for over 15 years. With her professional musical career spanning over a decade, Ikaya also credited herself as an influence to many younger female artistes.


Speaking on the issue, she outlined, “We inspire a lot a people out there…we a dweet long time.” The Hard Way artiste addressed the critics while on a live chat, the live chat was later shared online to various pages.

“Go check unuh history and how long we a dweet. A nuh now, past ten years…There is no way, if mi a dweet pass 15 years, mi can inna somebody sound,” she continued.

Watch the video of Ikaya below:

While some dancehall fans agreed that she has been doing her own thing for years, some argued that she still sounds similar to Shaneil, while others pointed out that the two should be able to co-exist without the comparison.

One Instagram user wrote, “My artist dis Years mi a watch ikaya from mi a guh a school. When I just heard shaneilmuir I was like she sound like mi artist ikaya. Gwan do it bbes 🔥🔥.” Another person wrote, “UNO sound the same but nutn NUH wrong wid dat.”

Listen to the much-talked-about song below:

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Aside from the allegation, the song has been receiving many positive reactions from fans.

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