Soulja boy, Princess Nokia and 2 Chainz accuse Ariana Grande of ripping off their music
Ariana Grande’s most recent song “7 Rings” has received a lot of attention in the headlines this week after releasing an indisputable bop that embraces the characteristics of living an ostentatious lifestyle. Imitation is one of the highest forms of flattery, or something like that, but when it comes to music, its appears as though Ari may have a bit too much dip on her chip.
Some users took to Twitter to reference side-by-side snapshots of the “7 Rings” video and Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” from 2010, to demonstrate how Ariana virtually stole his flow. After Soulja Boy’s infamous interview on the Breakfast Club where he claims he had the biggest comeback of 2018, among many other things, the Ariana situation was just the tip of the iceberg.
The internet was quick to point out the blatant similarities between Ari’s pink themed “7 Rings” video to that of 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap-house aesthetic. “Ariana Grande lifted 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House aesthetic, Princess Nokia’s lyrics, and Soulja Boy’s flow. “writes Ivie Ani .
Apparently Princess Nokia had chimed in as well, in sharing a since-deleted reaction video where she acknowledges the rumors in saying: “Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sounds really familiar to me…” (as reported by Consequence of Sound)
Tity Boi aka 2 Chainz took to Instagram in sharing a post where he was trying to figure out if he should “Big Draco” Ari for her recent musical heist. You can imagine the influx of comments that followed, those in agreement and those siding with Ariana in protecting her creativity as an artist barring no limit of inspiration.
When it’s all said and done, no one will truly know whether Ariana and her team “stole” any of the above referenced styles intentionally. Ari shouldn’t be one to complain though, she racked up a sweet 49M views for the “7 Rings” video in just 3 days.
I guess pretty-girls really do like trap music.
Written By Derrius Edwards