Beyoncé denies claim she misused 'I'm Too Sexy' sample

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Beyoncé accepts the grant  for Best R&B Performance astatine  the 63rd Grammy Award extracurricular  Staples Center successful  Los Angeles, California, connected  March 14, 2021.

CNN  — 

Someone’s a “Beautiful Liar,” according to Queen Bey.

Genre-crossing superstar Beyoncé has denied allegations that she misused a illustration of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” connected her newest album.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was released to captious acclaim successful July and samples iconic location and disco artists. One song, “Alien Superstar,” features a riff akin to the 1991 British popular set Right Said Fred’s deed “I’m Too Sexy.” Whereas Right Said Fred sang, “I’m excessively sexy for my shirt,” Beyoncé sings, “I’m excessively classy for this world” and “I’m excessively classy to beryllium touched.” The 2 Fairbrass brothers who marque up Right Said Fred are credited arsenic songwriters.

But the set has claimed that Beyoncé ne'er asked them for support to usage their melody. Right Said Fred described Beyoncé arsenic “arrogant” successful a remark made to the British tabloid The Sun connected Tuesday.

“Normally the creator approaches us, but Beyoncé didn’t due to the fact that she is specified an arrogant idiosyncratic she conscionable had astir apt thought ‘come and get me,’ truthful we heard astir it aft the fact, erstwhile you did,” the set said.

Fred Fairbrass and Richard Fairbrass of the set  Right Said Fred during the ARD TV-Show "Schlagerbooom - Das Internationale Schlagerfest" astatine  Westfalenhalle connected  November 2, 2019, successful  Dortmund, Germany. 

Beyoncé’s team, however, told Entertainment Weekly that Right Said Fred not lone gave support for the opus to beryllium utilized but was besides paid for its usage.

“The comments made by Right Said Fred stating that Beyoncé utilized ‘I’m Too Sexy’ successful ‘Alien Superstar’ without support are erroneous and incredibly disparaging,” the singer’s typical told Entertainment Weekly connected Friday.

“Permission was not lone granted for its use, but they publically spoke of their gratitude for being connected the album,” reads the connection fixed to Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, “Alien Superstar” doesn’t usage immoderate of the dependable recordings from “I’m Too Sexy,” conscionable the composition, according to the statement.

And determination are receipts to backmost up Beyoncé’s team: On July 22, earlier “Renaissance” was released, Right Said Fred’s verified Twitter relationship wrote, “It’s bully to get a penning recognition connected the caller ‘Beyoncé album.”

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