Earlier this week, pop duo Right Said Fred made some allegations about Beyoncé, who sampled their track, "I'm Too Sexy" for her song "Alien Superstar."
"Normally, the artist approaches us, but Beyoncé 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," Right Said Fred said in an interview with The Sun.
"To use our melody, they need our permission, so they send us the demo and we approve it, and if so, we get a co-write credit."
Well, Beyoncé has receipts.
In a statement to E! News, the Grammy-winning star called these allegations, "erroneous and incredibly disparaging."
"Permission was not only granted for its use, but they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album," Beyoncé's statement read.
"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."
Looks like B has the receipts and the dates. Also, as a Beyoncé fan, it's cool to see B shutting down these allegations. She normally stays silent on rumors, but this time, she said ABSOLUTELY NOT.
The one-hit wonder band has not responded to Beyoncé's statement, but we will update you if they do.
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