Shenseea Addresses "Lick" Critics: "You'll Like The Next One, Or The Next One"

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Shenseea and Megan Thee Stallion's joint track has been called the "bootleg" version of "WAP."

Shenseea isn't letting the haters get her down. Following the release of her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion on "Lick," the 25-year-old has found herself faced with an abundance of new fans, but of course, that usually comes with critics too.

It seems the main issue listeners have taken with the track is that it's very similar to another joint track that the H-Town Hottie was featured on ā€“ Cardi B's "WAP." If you've seen the super raunchy music video, you'll understand firsthand exactly why these comparisons are being drawn.

Others were disappointed to see that Megan seemingly "outshone" Shenseea on her own song, noting that the repetitiveness of the Jamaican dancehall singer's contributions was what turned them off.

"It fits more of Megan's flow. I'm a huge Shenseea fan and the song just doesn't fit HER," one listener tweeted last week. "Shenseea can rap as we've seen with her freestyles. So please tell me why she allowed Meg to eat her up while she bawling bout 'put yuh back in it,'" another added.

Shenseea Addresses "Lick" Critics: "You'll Like The Next One, Or The Next One"
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Shenseea has heard her fan's feedback loud and clear, and according to Bossip, the "Blessed" singer has shared a response. "To all those who love the song, thank you," she wrote. "To [those] who don't, you'll like the next one, or the next one. Either way, today is a good day."

While celebrating the single's success, Shenseea spoke on her upcoming album, and what prompted her to call it Alpha ā€“ read more about that here, and let us know how you feel about "Lick" in the comments.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.