Dancehall artiste Shenseea has been a topic of controversy in recent times where fans have been critiquing her “new” sound while stating that she is losing her usual Caribbean flavour and becoming more Americanised.
In response to these critiques, the 25-year-old entertainer has openly stated that she had given herself five years in Dancehall, which has now come to an end and she will pursue Pop music, the genre she has always loved while still doing Dancehall music.
Over the weekend, Shenseea wrote a caption on her Instagram story that she will continue to pursue her dream, which is to diversify her music despite anyone’s approval. To top it off, the fast-rising Dancehall sensation stated that she is not afraid of losing fans as she cannot live her life to please everyone.
“I have a dream and I work too hard to get where I am. Even if I wanted to, I can’t live my life to please anyone 😭 God has truly blessed me with so much talent to fulfil my destiny. I just can’t stop now,” Shenseea wrote. She further added “If you’re no longer a fan, I’m ok with losing you 🙏🏽 I started this journey ON MY OWN. I hope I inspire others to follow their dreams NO MATTER WHAT”.
Following the debut of her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, March 3, Shenseea had performed her new song titled “Deserve It”. The beat and lyrics of this song had more of a Hip Hop, RnB flair which has landed the entertainer yet again at the forefront of harsh criticisms.
Some of the comments have compared Shenseea to international artistes, Sean Paul and Bob Marley, where fans are stating that those two artistes succeeded drastically on the international level without having to push their Dancehall, Jamaican roots aside.
“Bob Marley and Sean Paul big like house but they still had their same vibe and still go big internationally. Why Shenseea feel she afi change her entire style?” a fan commented.
While another stated “Sean Paul never changed his sound and kept it grounded in dancehall. Shenseea is noticeably changing how she sounds to be a more generic pop act. You can want an artiste to succeed and still criticize them when, you know,”.
However, despite the many negative criticisms, Shenseea still has a very supportive fan base who welcomes the diversity in her music and will support the entertainer’s growth as she takes on the international level.