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:
“‘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:
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