Beyoncé Responds to Proper Stated Fred’s Claims

Beyoncé is setting the report straight. In an Oct. 4 interview with The Sun, ’90s duo Proper Stated Fred, which options brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, claimed the Grammy winner did not ask their permission to make use of their 1992 music “I am Too Attractive” in her music “Alien Celebrity” from her newest album, “Renaissance.” On Friday, Oct. 7, Beyoncé responded to the duo’s claims by way of her consultant, per Entertainment Weekly. ( reached out to Beyoncé’s reps for touch upon the matter however didn’t obtain an instantaneous response.)

Of their interview with The Solar, the Fairbrass brothers referred to as Beyoncé “boastful.” Additionally they claimed they could not do something concerning the composition getting used attributable to their lack of standing. “You’ll get right into a dialog with somebody who has much more presence and energy and cash than we do. And that will not go nicely,” they mentioned. “It is best to let it go. In the event you’re not cautious you spend your life trying again. We maintain trying ahead the entire time.”

Now Beyoncé has refuted the duo’s claims with a press release that notes the brothers beforehand thanked the famous person for sampling their music on her new album. “The feedback made by Proper Stated Fred stating that Beyoncé used ‘I am Too Attractive’ in ‘Alien Celebrity’ with out permission are inaccurate and extremely disparaging,” her consultant mentioned, as reported by EW. “Permission was not solely granted for its use, however they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album.”

On July 22, the official Right Said Fred Twitter account tweeted, “It is good to get a writing credit score on the brand new ‘Beyonce’ album.” The tweet went on to share a listing of extra artists who’re additionally credited on the album.

Beyoncé’s rep’s assertion continued: “Permission was requested of their writer on Could 11, 2022, and the writer permitted the use on June 15, 2022. They have been paid for the utilization in August 2022. Moreover, the copyright proportion of the Proper Stated Fred writers with respect to the usage of ‘I am Too Attractive’ is a considerable portion of the composition. Collectively, the Proper Stated Fred writers personal greater than every other singular author and have co-writer credit score. This accusation is fake.”

This is not the primary time Beyoncé has confronted criticism from an artist whose work was sampled on “Renaissance.” In August, Kelis claimed her observe “Milkshake” was used with out her consent. The pattern was then faraway from the music on most streaming websites.

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