Beyoncé hits back at Right Said Fred after duo labelled her ‘arrogant’

Beyoncé has hit back at Right Said Fred, after they accused the "arrogant" singer of ripping off one of their songs with her track Alien Superstar.

The British band claimed that the 41 year old singer sampled their 1991 hit I'm Too Sexy without permission – an accusation the US superstar has categorically denied.

Beyoncé's team has refuted their claims in a strongly-worded statement, describing brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass's comments as "erroneous and incredibly disparaging."

The statement read: "The comments made by Right Said Fred stating that Beyoncé used 'I'm Too Sexy' in 'Alien Superstar' without permission are 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 utilised."

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.

"Collectively the Right Said Fred writers own more than any other singular writer and have co-writer credit. This accusation is false."

Right Said Fred made the claims about Beyoncé ripping them off as they spoke to The Sun, which is when they labelled her as "arrogant".

They claimed: "Normally the artist approaches us but Beyonce didn't because she is such an arrogant person she just had probably thought 'come and get me' so we heard about it after the fact when you did.

"But everyone else, Drake and Taylor Swift, they came to us. With this Beyoncé thing there are 22 writers it's ridiculous so we would get about 40p."

Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy was the debut single from their first album and brought them massive success across the world.

Whilst it peaked at number two on the UK singles chart, it also topped the charts in seven countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United States.

Beyonce's hit Alien Superstar is doing staggeringly well since its release in July, with 71 million streams on Spotify alone.


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