Ariana Grande’s first trap-inspired song, “7 Rings,” just debuted today at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after spending much of the weekend at No.1 on iTunes’ Worldwide charts and Spotify’s streaming chart. However, a growing number of rappers and their fans are calling Ariana out for what they say are elements in the new track that seem derivative of their own music and video offerings.
The first to suggest that “7 Rings” might be derivative was rapper Princess Nokia, who posted a video of herself listening to “7 Rings” and then her own single “Mine.” In the video, the rapper reacted to some similarities in sound and lyrics. “Does that sound familiar to you?,” Princess Nokia asks in the video. “‘Cause that sound really familiar to me. Oh my God!”
The second rapper to lay into Ariana over “7 Rings” was Continue Reading →