It turns out we've got
's 'It Wasn't Me' all wrong, according to the man himself.
The 2000 hit song, which features vocals from RikRok, follows the plot of a cheating man confiding in Shaggy and asking him for advice.
The singer has since revealed that fans completely misunderstood the track, leading him to have a reputation as a "player".
"It was a big misconception with that song because that song is not a cheating song," he told
. "It’s an anti-cheating song. It’s just that nobody listened to the record to the end."
The Jamaica-born singer continued: "There’s a part in the record where it’s a conversation between two people and you have one guy, which is me at that point, giving that bad advice, like, ‘Yo, bro, how could you get caught? Just tell her, ‘It wasn’t me', and then at the end, the guy says, 'I’m going to tell her that I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve caused.'
"'I’ve been listening to your reasoning, it makes no sense at all. Going to tell her that I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve caused. You might think that you’re a player, but you’re completely lost'."
Shaggy concluded: "Nobody hears that part! That’s what the song says."