‘Sounds About White’: Princess Nokia Slams Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ As a Rip Off

Published: Friday 18th Jan 2019 by Rashad

Ariana Grande‘s ‘7 Rings’ already proving itself quite the fire starter in a number of contexts.

On the commercial front it’s nothing short of an out-of-the-box hit as it jetted to the top of iTunes just minutes after its release (where it remains as of time reported).  Critically, the response has been generally positive as analyzers and social media commentators alike laud the Trap-inspired Tommy Brown-produced cut for Grande’s stylized rap-singing.

But, as that praise rings in, detractors have wasted no time making their voices heard.  While some wield criticism of ‘inauthenticity’ and ‘culture vulture,’ some allege the singer straight up swiped the song’s flow from the likes of Soulja Boy (as we reported here).  One such accuser, rapstress Princess Nokia, has opted to bring attention to her own claim of ‘swagger-jacking’ by playing ‘Rings’ alongside her own tune, 2017’s ‘Mine.’ 

Listen below and weigh in on Nokia’s claim:



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Need a bit more convincing?  Hear both songs in full below and weigh in:


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  1. DanYiel Iman January 18, 2019

    Yea Thank you,NEXT!!??‍♂️

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 18, 2019

      Are u TROLLmine? U sound like TROLLmine.

  2. KIKI January 18, 2019

    But All traps songs sound like this!

    This girl, who ever she is seems desperate for attention!

    All this music sounds the same so stop playing!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 18, 2019

      Are u TROLLmine?

  3. tay January 18, 2019

    When you want a hit so bad but no one knows you!

    this girl is corny and her video even more!

    we can do the same thing to her song and find 10 others that she sounds like!

    hhaahaha hes your 10 sec of attention girl, hope you milk is like those baby hairs

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 18, 2019

      U must be TROLLmine! If u do not like my favs and hate the same people I hate then u are TROLLmine and I’m COMING for you BIH.

  4. Meme January 18, 2019

    First of all, isnt that line/flow “it’s mine, I spend it” from another song?

    Yes they sound similar but everything is recycle these days.

    • Meme January 18, 2019

      **2 Chains, riding round and getting it. How you mad at someone for copying a flow that you copied from someone else.

    • Whoops ?????‍♀️ January 18, 2019

      I mean, ok what you’re saying about Nokia but then damn how many people did this bish Ariana use then?? My favorite things, Pretty boy swag, now I hear Spend it. Lol Every time you look up you hear another song in her song. Next somebody’s gonna bring to light whatever Beyoncé song part she used because I know I hear the influence. Especially in the ending rap. This bish Ariana made a musical Frankenstein collage.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 18, 2019

        Shut up TROLLmine BIH

      • Question Mark January 22, 2019

        What? Did that make sense or not I can’t decide?

  5. juni January 18, 2019

    But weird looking girl! you copied your flow from some one else so how you claiming it!
    work harder to be original and stob with those baby hairs!

  6. Rihboy January 18, 2019

    The propaganda needed to make this song some sort of a hit! Microwaved mess. Couldn’t get anymore generic, appropriated, or boring. But it will sell because her fans are

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 18, 2019

      A microwave fan calling something ‘microwave mess’. OK TROLLmine i see u TROLLing girl(boy).

  7. Whoops ?????‍♀️ January 18, 2019

    Look around my n**** white people have snatched the sound. This wouldn’t be so bothersome if it was one thing. Ariana has been getting away with a HELLUVA lot more than some of the other girls. All the way down to her blackfishing spray tan. Y’all know how pale she’s ACTUALLY supposed to be? A lot of Asian people were mad the other day for her using Japanese characters and imagery for aesthics and of course her fans defended it. I’m sorry but the Kartrashians have been dragged for less. These mediocre impersonations of black girls and black music is getting tired. But white criticism of Cardi/City Girls video JUST happened yesterday! They degrade it when we do it and praise it when they do it. This lil Italian thot is not exempt. Get to it, Twitter!

  8. I can’t January 18, 2019

    Nokia: Flip the weave….. It’s mine, I bought it… It’s mine, I bought it

    I meaaannnnn, maybe. BUT! In general, some of ya’ll really need to stop trying to drag these smaller artists, especially the ones of color, for being “nobodies” and thinking the mainstream girls rip them off. Just because YOU don’t know them doesn’t mean the labels, producers, writers, artists, and everyone else doesn’t. They steal from them ALL THE TIME. More than you think. And it’s not just lyrics and flows either. You can easily jack someones style and vibe and get away with it. They’ll steal visual concepts too. And don’t think the songs have to sound the same too. You can take someones content and ideas and just redress it in your image–steal the sound and write a new song that’s just “heavily” inspired by it.

    And these artists get away with it because they can always count on the fans to insist it couldn’t be true because the person they stole from is a “nobody”.

  9. tashmaxx@gmail.com January 18, 2019

    Princess Nokia’s ‘Mine’ is so much better than this popcorn version, but not sure if it’s a ripoff. IMHO..

  10. Rudraksha Barthwal January 19, 2019

    Yeah! That’s probably because of both of them being trap sings. But the flow does sound the same.

  11. SMH January 19, 2019

    The song is TRASH. Doesn’t matter who’s claiming it.

  12. Lanafan1 January 19, 2019


  13. Justafan January 20, 2019

    Ah, Ari straight out copied this! Sounds petty much the same. She be taking thieving tips from Jlo

  14. Lana Del Fan January 20, 2019

    Thank you next’s hook sounds like the flow to a song called “mine” by Bazzi. I like ari, but cmon. She’s still a theif.


  15. Question Mark January 22, 2019

    Wait?. Not trying to be rude or anything but is this Princess Nokia person tryna say she is the princess of all nokias. Cause nokias are those old brick phones xD

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