Beyoncé denies declare she misused ‘I am Too Sexy’ pattern

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Someone’s a “Beautiful Liar,” in accordance with Queen Bey.

Genre-crossing celebrity Beyoncé has denied allegations that she misused a pattern of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” on her latest album.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was launched to essential acclaim in July and samples iconic home and disco artists. One tune, “Alien Superstar,” contains a riff much like the 1991 British pop band Right Said Fred’s hit “I’m Too Sexy.” Whereas Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too attractive for my shirt,” Beyoncé sings, “I’m too elegant for this world” and “I’m too elegant to be touched.” The two Fairbrass brothers who make up Right Said Fred are credited as songwriters.

But the band has claimed that Beyoncé by no means requested them for permission to make use of their melody. Right Said Fred described Beyoncé as “smug” in a remark made to the British tabloid The Sun on Tuesday.

“Normally the artist approaches us, however Beyoncé didn’t as a result of she is such an smug particular person she simply had most likely thought ‘come and get me,’ so we heard about it after the actual fact, while you did,” the band mentioned.

Fred Fairbrass and Richard Fairbrass of the band Right Said Fred during the ARD TV-Show

Beyoncé’s crew, nonetheless, advised Entertainment Weekly that Right Said Fred not solely gave permission for the tune for use however was additionally paid for its utilization.

“The feedback made by Right Said Fred stating that Beyoncé used ‘I’m Too Sexy’ in ‘Alien Superstar’ with out permission are misguided and extremely disparaging,” the singer’s consultant advised Entertainment Weekly on Friday.

“Permission was not solely granted for its use, however they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album,” reads the assertion given to Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, “Alien Superstar” doesn’t use any of the sound recordings from “I’m Too Sexy,” simply the composition, in accordance with the assertion.

And there are receipts to again up Beyoncé’s crew: On July 22, earlier than “Renaissance” was launched, Right Said Fred’s verified Twitter account wrote, “It’s good to get a writing credit score on the brand new ‘Beyoncé album.”

“I’m Too Sexy” has additionally been sampled in Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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