One should not pretend to lie when there are receipts that prove the lie isn’t the truth. British band Right Said Fred is learning that the hard way after attempting to lie on Beyonce. The rift began after the band falsely claimed that B ripped them off for her hit 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,” the band said.
Beyoncé’s team, however, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Right Said Fred not only gave permission for the song to be used but was also paid for its usage entirely for what she used.
“The comments made by Right Said Fred stating that Beyoncé used ‘I’m Too Sexy’ in ‘Alien Superstar’ without permission are erroneous and incredibly disparaging,” the singer’s representative told Entertainment Weekly on Friday.
“Permission was not only granted for its use, but they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album,” reads the statement given to Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, “Alien Superstar” doesn’t use any of the sound recordings from “I’m Too Sexy,” just the composition, according to the statement.