Ariana Grande Accused Of Ripping "7 Rings" Flow Off U.S. Rapper
The pop star was called out by Princess Nokia on social media for 'white-washing' her mixtape track, "Mine".
Princess Nokia has music fans in a frenzy with claims that Ariana Grande's latest single "7 Rings" knocked off her own empowerment anthem, "Mine".
Nokia -- born Destiny Frasqueri -- tagged Grande in a video where she played snippets of both tracks to prove the pop star had appropriated her work.
"Does that sound familiar to you? 'Cause that sounds really familiar to me. Oh my God," Nokia exclaimed, as she asked viewers to compare the two songs.
Nokia -- who's of Puerto Rican descent -- then added: "Ain't that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmm. Sounds about white?"
The hook to 2017's "Mine" -- "It's mine, I bought it" -- is an assertive phrase long associated with women of colour about hair wigs and extensions.
Grande's "7 Rings" track --which was released this week -- has a similar hook: "You like / My hair / Gee, thanks / Just bought it / I see it / I like it / I want it / I got it".
Social media users were split on the matter, with critics noting the 'trap flow' by both ladies might be credited to rappers like Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz.
Others supported Nokia's argument regarding mainstream acts that have been accused of pirating work from minority artists.
"7 Rings" interpolates both the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "My Favourite Things" and The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 hit, "Gimme The Loot".
Grande's fans were quick to defend their pop idol and jumped into Nokia's mentions to hit back at her accusation.
Ariana Grande is yet to comment on Princess Nokia's video.