Beyonce’s Rep Slams Right Said Fred for Calling Artist ‘Arrogant’ for Using ‘Sexy’ Sample
Mess with Queen Bey and the whole hive will come after you.
Beyonce's rep has fired back at music group Right Said Fred after they claimed the singer sampled their hit "I'm Too Sexy" for her song "Alien Superstar" without clearing the sample first.
In a statement released to E! News, Beyonce's rep called the claim "erroneous and incredibly disparaging."
"Permission was not only granted for its use, but they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album. For their song, there was no sound recording use, only the composition was utilized," the statement read.
It continued: "Permission was asked of their publisher on May 11, 2022 and the publisher approved the use on June 15, 2022. They were paid for the usage in August, 2022. Furthermore, the copyright percentage of the Right Said Fred writers with respect to the use of 'I’m Too Sexy' is a substantial portion of the composition."
The statement added that "collectively the Right Said Fred writers own more than any other singular writer and have co-writer credit. This accusation is false."
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The "Break My Soul" singer's statement comes mere days after Right Said Fred told The Sun she sampled their song without their permission.
"Normally the artist approaches us, but Beyoncé didn't because she is such an arrogant person," they claimed, praising other artists such as Taylor Swift and Drake for approaching them and asking them to use a sample of their music.
"To use our melody, they need our permission so they send us the demo and we approve it and if so, we get a co-write credit," the music duo continued. "With this Beyoncé thing, there are 22 writers. It's ridiculous, so we would get about 40 [pounds]."
Right Said Fred also claimed they "can't stop it" and there is "nothing" they can do about Beyonce using the sample because she has "a lot more presence and power and money than we do."