Sunday, October 09, 2022

Beyonce Checks Right Said Fred

Three months ago pop star Kelis ruined the rollout for Beyonce's Renaissance album with a messy smear campaign alleging Beyonce sampled her biggest hit, 'Milkshake,' without checking in with her first [click here if you missed that]. 

Beyonce puts her foot down after 90's pop group Right Said Fred accuses her of the same thing...

From The Sun 
Right Said Fred, whose real names are Fred and Richard Fairbrass, told The Sun Bey, 41, was "arrogant" for thinking she was untouchable.
Now in a statement released to The Sun, Beyoncé has given her side of the story.
The statement reads: "The comments made by Right Said Fred stating that BeyoncĂ© 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 utilized.
"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."