Ariana Grande's '7 rings' draws comparison to Soulja Boy and Princess Nokia

19 January 2019, 14:32

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Ariana Grande and Princess Nokia's songs are being compared to Soulja Boy and it's all a bit confusing. '7 rings' is being compared to 'Pretty Boy Swag'.

This past week, Ariana Grande released '7 rings', the highly anticipated second single from her upcoming album, thank u, next. The singer dropped a lush Hannah Lux Davis directed music video for the song on Friday, which featured some of her closest and most talented pals.

Ariana Grande - 7 rings

The music video for '7 rings' has been viewed over 26 million times in a day and has received high praise from the singer's fans. Rapper Princess Nokia, was not among those who praised Ariana, however. Princess Nokia shared a now-deleted video to Twitter implying that '7 rings' was similar to her own song "Mine'.

"Does that sound familiar to you? Because that sound really familiar to me," the rapper says in the video. "Ain't that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair?"

You can hear "Mine" by Princess Nokia below.

Ariana did not publicly respond to the accusation.

Some people also thought that Ariana's '7 rings' reminded them of Soulja Boy's 2010 song 'Pretty Boy Swag'.

Soulja Boy Tell'em - Pretty Boy Swag

Ariana Grande's '7 rings' certainly employs trap elements, something that has earned the song comparisons to Soulja Boy and others.

Soulja Boy even joined in on the conversation via Instagram.

People have also made the point that the progression of the genre over the last decade has meant that music can sound similar or have similar elements without necessarily being plagiarised.

Ariana has not addressed any of the comparisons but she did take time to thank her friends and encourage fans to support their art as well.

What do you guys think? Does '7 rings' sound like it was inspired by Princess Nokia or Soulja Boy?