Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" dropped on Thursday night to a mix of massive fanfare and controversy. While plenty of fans loved the trap-sounding pop song, others have accused Ariana of cultural appropriation and stealing from other artists.
First, rapper Princess Nokia called out Ariana on social media, saying "7 Rings" sounds very similar to her 2017 track "Mine."
"Does that sound familiar to you? 'Cause that sounds really familiar to me," Nokia captioned a video she tweeted out, but recently deleted. "Ain't that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmmm...sounds about white."
Princess Nokia shades Ariana Grande for allegedly copying off her in her new song “7 Rings” pic.twitter.com/ARNSRLfMYV— unkindteen (@unkindteens) January 18, 2019
Now, another artist is accusing Ariana of ripping off their music. Soulja Boy, who's called out numerous artists this past week for a multitude of reasons, says the "Sweetener" singer stole from his 2010 hit "Pretty Boy Swag."
The Atlanta-based rapper told Ariana to give him his "credit."
Give me my credit. Period https://t.co/Akhp2BXcuY— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) ??? (@souljaboy) January 19, 2019
He later called her a "thief" while responding to her Mac Miller tribute post in honor of his birthday on Jan. 19.
Fans have also pointed out the similarity between the two tracks.
you can’t tell me this isn’t the same energy omg pic.twitter.com/coDRsb8yuM— stolen person. (@queersocialism) January 18, 2019
Ari has yet to respond to Soulja Boy and Princess Nokia's accusations. There's a great chance this is a coincidence rather than flat out stealing others' music, but nevertheless, it isn't a great look for the singer.