Beyonce Described As “Arrogant” Over The “Alien Superstar” Sample On “Renaissance,” Fred Said, “By Right”
Beyoncé is somewhere getting ready for the tour The Renaissance according to a rumour while the album continues to be a mainstay on the charts. The superstar singer’s most recent album has become a worldwide sensation, especially as people adore her incorporation of vintage hit songs. Despite the incident with Kelis, the majority of persons sampled on Renaissance were delighted with their revised changes.
Not just the “Milkshake” musician was disappointed that their song was included on the album with the highest charting single. Right Said Fred criticized Beyoncé for using a sample of their 1992 smash hit “I’m Too Sexy” on her song “Alien Superstar” this week.
The legendary pop duet, who are best known for that song, lamented to The Sun that Beyoncé & Co. didn’t contact them before using their Renaissance sample.
“Normally the artist approaches us but Beyoncé didn’t because she is such an arrogant person,” they told the outlet. “She just had probably thought ‘come and get me’ so we heard about it after the fact when you did. Everyone else, Drake and Taylor Swift, they came to us.”
“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,” Right Said Fred added. “With this Beyoncé thing there are 22 writers it’s ridiculous so we would get about 40 [pounds].”
The pair added that “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.”
“There is nothing we can do. It is sh*t. 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.”
Beyoncé’s team promptly took the sample down when Kelis complained about it. It’s unknown if “Alien Superstar” will undergo any changes.
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