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: