Beyonce slammed as 'arrogant' by Right Said Fred who say she didn't ask to sample I'm Too Sexy on Alien Superstar | The Sun

BEYONCE is embroiled in yet another row over her chart-topping Renaissance album – this time with quirky 90s duo Right Said Fred.

The brothers, whose real names are Fred and Richard Fairbrass, hit out at Bey, 41, at the 2022 BMI [Broadcast Music Inc] Awards held at London's swanky Savoy Hotel for using their biggest hit without permission.

Her album track Alien Superstar samples their 1992 single I'm Too Sexy – picking up 71 million streams on Spotify alone singe its release at the end of July.

But while fans assumed Right Said Fred had given Beyoncé the nod to use the trackit seems she didn't even try to reach out.

Right Said Fred told The Sun: "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. But everyone else, Drake and Taylor Swift, they came to us."

Drake used the track in his 2021 hit Way 2 Sexy alongside Future and Young Thug.

Meanwhile, Taylor opted to used the iconic song on her 2017 Reputation lead single Look What You Made Me Do, which peaked at number one in the UK charts.

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The duo continued: "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. With this Beyoncé thing there are 22 writers it’s ridiculous so we would get about 40p.

"The reason that is happening we think is because there is so little money now in the actual sales people like friends, golfing partners, engineers, bookers and the guy who brings the coke, they all want a cut."

Even more frustratingly, the pair believe they are powerless when it comes to holding JAY Z’s megastar wife – who is worth a staggering £450 million – to account.

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"We cant stop it. There is nothing we can do. It is s***," they said.

"You are going to get into a conversation with someone who has a lot more presence and power and money than we do. And that won’t go well. It’s best to let it go. If you’re not careful you spend your life looking back. We keep looking forward the whole time."

It's not the first time Beyonce's Renaissance has been hit with controversy.

Last month Kelis hit out after the Single Ladies hit-maker for used her 2003 smash Milkshake in album track Energy without consulting her.

Kelis' ranted: "My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all three parties [Beyoncé and writers Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo] involved is astounding.

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"I heard about this the same way everyone else did. Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled."

Since then the sample has been removed from the song on Spotify.

A rep for Beyoncé has been contacted by The Sun for comment.

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