Rappers Soulja Boy, 2 Chainz accuse Ariana Grande for copying their work

Brenda Watkins
January 21, 2019

Ariana Grande may have broken Spotify streaming records, with her "7 Rings" racking up almost 15 million plays in 24 hours, but the pop star's chart-smasher is seemingly bringing her a great deal of trouble.

NY rapper Princess Nokia took to Twitter a day after the single's release with a now-deleted video accusing Grande of copying her song "Mine" off her 2017 debut album 1992 Deluxe. In Princess Nokia's song, she raps, "Flip the weave, I am a stunner/ It's mine, I bought it/It's mine, I bought it". "Gee, thanks, just bought it...'" the post read, with the user adding sarcastically, "White women talking about their weaves is how we're gonna solve racism".

"7 Rings" isn't about her previous engagement to actor/comedian Pete Davidson.

From using Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a "one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain" joke to simply writing "Thank U Next - Vote 2020", they were pretty impressive.

But that just got the social media streets more angry, with many claiming she was being racially insensitive and trying too hard to be black. 'Cause that sound really familiar to me", Princess Nokia says in a self-recorded clip."Ain't that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? "Hmmm... sounds about white", she mockingly said.

In a tweet announcing the streaming numbers, Braun congratulated Grande and her team, saying "history is being made".

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Critics say the design "strips away the identity of the sender and allows messages to spread virally with little accountability". WhatsApp did not reply to a request for comment.

Listen to "7 Rings" below.

Nokia's calls of plagiarism have attracted the most attention online, but she's not alone in calling out Grande.

Ariana, 25, has shared numerous tributes to the Self Care hitmaker since his death, including in December when she posted and deleted a photo of the late rapper playing the piano.

He then wrote, "You're a thief".

Grande has not acknowledged any of these comments.

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