Ariana Grande is celebrating the debut of her newest song and video, “7 rings,” but another artist says the songs are very similar and believes Grande jacked her tune.
Princess Nokia posted a video on Friday of herself listening to Grande’s newest song, and marveling at the apparent similarities to her 1992 song, “Mine.” “Does that sound familiar to you, because that sounds really familiar to me,” the singer said.
She specifically points out a verse in Grande’s song, which says, “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it / I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”
Nokia’s lyrics say, “Beauty shop supply cashier ringing up them numbers /Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer /Hair blowing in the hummer / Flip the weave, I am a stunner / It’s mine, I bought it.”
“Ain’t that the little song i made about brown women and their hair?” the 26-year-old singer said, adding, “Hmm sounds about white.”
Grande has not yet responded to the controversy, but her music video has been viewed over 27 million times.