Dancehall’s Shenseea says she plans on retiring from music at the age of 40.
In a recent interview with W magazine, the 25-year-old Jamaican artist made it clear that she’s on a personal trajectory laid out since the beginning of her career and so far, things are progressing as planned.
Her ALPHA album debuting at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts in March, Shenseea has been hard at work. She told Maxine Wally – writer at W mag, that by age 35, she should be wrapping up when it comes to her music career, and then focusing on acting. “That’s why I can’t allow anybody to get in the way of my vision, because I’m traveling on time. I’ll retire around 40—I want to relax!,” said Shen.
On her collaboration with rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, Shenseea said the song, “Lick,” while controversial, has done exactly what it was meant to do. “People don’t understand that it’s doing exactly what I put it out to do: for you to talk, to stir up controversy. I’ve been making sexual music from the very first song I put out. I am allowed to embrace my sexuality. I want to show my booty sometimes. I want to show the little top of the girls sometimes. It’s my body. Regardless of what you say about me, I already know who I am; I already know what I’m about. I’m an artist. I’m never going to stick to the same look for the rest of my life. I don’t want nobody forgetting me.”