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Ariana Grande Has Responded To Backlash Against ‘7 Rings’ Video

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You’d think her song about naming exes would be the most controversial record off her new album, but Ariana Grande’s upcoming Thank U, Next is getting more heat for its latest single “7 Rings.” Released on January 18, the song is being accused of everything from plagiarism to appropriating black culture and Grande is now responding to (some of) the controversy.

On the new R&B track, Grande sings “You like my hair? Gee thanks, just bought it.” The singer liked a comment posted on Instagram about the line, with a user posting “White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.” After being accused of appropriating black culture, Grande responded to the controversy on The Shade Room’s Instagram, apologizing “…if her response was out of pocket.”

A controversy that Grande has yet to address is the similarity between the song and video with other singles. Rapper Soulja Boy has accused Grande of stealing the beat and delivery of his 2010 song “Pretty Boy Swag.” Calling Grande a ‘thief’ on Twitter, Soulja Boy shared a video of a reporter comparing the two songs.

 

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Princess Nokia is also accusing Grande of taking more than inspiration from her 2016 song “Mine.” The singer posted a video of herself listening to the two songs back to back, saying “That’s about white” at the end of the clip.

As for the video, Grande’s visuals for “7 Rings” also look strikingly similar to 2 Chainz’s video for “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.”

The pop star has yet to respond to the plagiarism accusations, but considering how well she’s handled her private and professional life in the media in the past, we think she’ll release a statement soon.

Grande’s latest single will appear on her upcoming album Thank U, Next. The singer revealed the track listing for the album on Tuesday, which features 12 songs. Grande has already dropped three songs from album, including “Imagine” and the massive title track, “Thank U, Next.”

The singer’s upcoming fifth studio album will be released on February 8, only six months after 2018’s Sweetener. The tracklisting doesn’t include any mentions of collaborations, but it’s worth noting that Harry Styles started following Grande on Instagram this week….ooooooo!

Finally, the countdown to hearing “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” is officially on. Savage.

 

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