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22 January 2019, 10:38 | Updated: 22 January 2019, 12:35
The ‘thank u, next’ star apologised for being “out of pocket” when she was called out for the lyric in her new song, ‘7 rings’.
The ‘Sweetener’ star sings, “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it”, which offended some fans after she made an apparently flippant response to an Instagram story calling her out for it.
Instagram user Amintou posted, “White women talking about their weaves is how we’re going to solve racism”, to which Ari replied, “So much love for @aminatou” before quickly deleting the post.
The Shade Room reposted the screenshot, saying Ariana had upset fans by missing the point of the post, to which she replied, “hi hi, I think her intention was to be like... yay a white person disassociating the negative stereotype that is paired with the word "weave"...
“However I'm so sorry if my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way.“Thanks for opening the conversation and like... to everyone for talking to me about it. It's never my intention to offend anybody.”
That’s not the only controversy ‘7 rings’ has faced, however, as artist Princess Nokia called out the track for sounding very similar to her song, ‘Mine’, from her ‘1992’ mixtape which she released in 2017.