Beyoncé denies claim she misused ‘I’m Too Sexy’ sample
Genre-crossing superstar Beyoncé has denied allegations that she misused a sample of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” on her newest album.
he Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was released to critical acclaim in July and samples iconic house and disco artists.
One song, “Alien Superstar,” features a riff similar to the 1991 British pop band Right Said Fred’s hit “I’m Too Sexy.”
Whereas Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too sexy for my shirt,” Beyoncé sings, “I’m too classy for this world” and “I’m too classy to be touched.”
The two Fairbrass brothers who make up Right Said Fred are credited as songwriters.
But the band has claimed that Beyoncé never asked them for permission to use their melody.
Right Said Fred described Beyoncé as “arrogant” in a comment made to the British tabloid The Sun on Tuesday.