As of time reported, Ariana Grande‘s latest song, ‘7 Rings,’ may be sitting atop the iTunes sales charts (and has been so since its January 18th release), but the soon-to-be hit has also been sitting atop the hitlist of a number of detractors who claim the tune is drenched in uncredited and – at times – inappropriate cultural references.
Following rappers 2 Chainz, Princess Nokia, and Soulja Boy all calling the 25-year-old out for her ‘borrowed’ rap styling on the Victoria Monet-penned number (click here to read more on that), critics began weighing in on the song’s Trap-inspired composition while its lyrics boast of material excess and wearing weave. When Grande got wind of the hoop-la, she took to social media (on a now-deleted post) to jokingly say:Array
“‘You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it’… White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.”
The comment incited further furor and led the Grammy-nominee to lend a public apology. See it inside:
After tweets like those below garnered media attention…
Ariana took to social media to say:
[photo courtesy: Shade Room]