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Soulja Boy, 2 Chainz and Princess Nokia accuse Ariana Grande of plagiarism

Last Friday, Ariana Grande dropped ‘7 Rings’, the third single from her highly-anticipated fifth studio album.

It’s no doubt a bop – but for some, it sounded a little too familiar.

Rapper Princess Nokia came forward to accuse the pop-star of stealing her lyrics and beat from her track ‘Mine’.

Ain’t that the little song I made about brown women and their hair?” the rapper said in a now-deleted video, “Sounds about white.”

Now rappers Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz have come forward to call out Grande for allegedly copying their work on the very same track.

In a series of tweets, Soulja Boy claimed that Ari used the flow from his track ‘Pretty Boy Swag’ on ‘7 Rings’.

Responding to the former Nickelodeon starlets tweet showing gratitude to her friends who cameo in the songs music video, Soulja Boy wrote: “Give me my credit. Period.”

Further comparisons were drawn online between 2 Chainz‘s 2011 hit, ‘Spend It’, in which he raps: “I’m riding ’round and I’m gettin’ it / It’s mine, I spend it” and Ari’s ‘7 Rings’ bridge: “I want it, I got it… I see it, I like it.”

Furthermore, Grande’s video features a pink wall with black graffiti painted “7 Rings”, in a similar design to the Pink Trap House in Atlanta, which 2 Chainz spearheaded a campaign to preserve.

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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