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Right Said Fred may have been too sexy with their shirt back in 1992, but in 2022, the duo aren’t too sexy to avoid being shut down by Beyoncé. After Right Said members Fred (and brothers) Fred and Richard Fairbrass stated that Beyoncé did not ask their permission to use “I’m Too Sexy” in “Alien Superstar”, the singer responded with a rare statement, calling the claims “false and inaccurate.”
“Normally artists approach us, but Beyoncé is not because she’s an arrogant person,” the duo said. Sun last week. “She was probably just thinking, ‘Come and catch me,’ so we heard about that after the fact that you did.” Right Said Fred added that other artists, like Taylor Swift and Drake, approached them more directly: “To use our tunes, they need our permission so they send us a demo and we approve it, and if so, we’ll get co-writing credit,” they explained. [pounds]. ” Later, the brothers said they decided to “pass it,” because “you will start talking to someone who has more presence and power and money than we do. And that’s not going to go well.” Oh, how right they were.
From the very beginning, both Fred and Richard Fairbrass were credited as song writers on “Alien Superstar,” which Beyoncé pointed out in her devastating response. “Not only was a license granted for its use, but they publicly expressed their gratitude for being on the album,” she said in a statement sent to E! News. In fact, looking back at the band’s official Twitter account, Right Said Fred tweeted about recognized musician above trace at least three times. In one July 22 tweet (sent a week before “Alien Superstar” was even released), the group wrote, “It’s great to get the writing credit on Beyoncé’s new album.”
In her statement, Beyoncé also clarified, “For their song, no recordings were used, only compositions were used.” (The previous brothers were express displeasure with the assumption that Beyoncé “Sampling” their song when she actually deduced the tune.) She then continued with the receipt: “Their publisher requested a license on May 11, 2022, and the publisher approved the use. on June 15, 2022. They were paid for their use in August, 2022.” Loud.
Right Said Fred did not directly respond to Beyoncé’s statement, although the band did respond to tweets calling them out. And based on AnswersThe band doesn’t see any contradiction in bragging about the success of “Alien Superstar” and insisting that Beyoncé never contacted them to ask for permission to use their song.
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