Is Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Inspired by Soulja Boy?

Cristina Cross
January 19, 2019

After over a week of teasing her fans, U.S. singer and songwriter, Ariana Grande has released her latest single "7 Rings", along with the music video for the song.

"Do that sound familiar to you 'cause that sound really familiar to me".

The 26-year-old shared a clip of herself listening to a sample of Ariana's single then to a sample of her song. "Hmm... sounds about white", said the MC, who is of Puerto Rican descent.

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Instead of saying 'These are a few of my favorite things, ' Grande mixes it up by saying, 'Buy myself all of my favorite things'.

"7 Rings" features Grande rapping the words "you like my hair?"

Princess Nokia took to social media on Friday to point out what she believes are striking similarities between "7 Rings" and "Mine", which was featured on the rapper's 1992 mixtape.

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There's a very narrow line between stealing, sampling, and being inspired by other artists in the music industry, and Ariana Grande's intentions are unclear, but not without scrutiny.

Ariana's was described as an 'anthem for female empowerment, ' according to TMZ.

In December, Granded tweeted that the "7 rings" belonged to her and her best pals - Victoria Monét, Courtney Chipolone, Alexa Luria, Tayla Parx, Njozma, Alexa Luria and Kaydence - all of whom made cameos in her rosè-hued video.

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She sees it, she likes it, she wants it, she got it.

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