Rod Stewart said he was too drunk during a trip to Brazil in 1979 to realize he was copying his "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" from a Brazilian star.
Stewart said he inadvertently copied the song, which turned out to be a hit, from Jorge Benjor's popular "Taj Mahal.""I never met Jorge Benjor, but I'd like to meet him to explain everything," Stewart said in Friday's Jornal do Brasil news-paper, in advance of a New Year's concert on Copacabana Beach.
Benjor wrote "Taj Mahal" several years before Stewart released his song with the same melody. Shortly after releasing the song in 1979, Stewart acknowledged the similarity and donated the royalties to the United Nations Children's Fund.