Plagiarism In The Pop Industry?

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Plagiarism In The Pop Industry?

Anthoney Kong and Austin Dechyothin

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Ariana Grande’s new hit song “7 Rings” has been blowing up on Spotify, but it’s also been subjected to lots of controversy.  After fans have pointed out similarities between Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” and Ariana’s “7 Rings,” Soulja Boy posted a fan made comparison on Instagram, and this time it was him screaming someone’s name.  “Arianaaaa?????,” he captioned the video.

Meanwhile, rapper Princess Nokia thinks “7 Rings,” with its shout-out to weaves, sounds uncomfortably close to her own song,“Mine,” an ode to strong black women and their unlimited universe of hair. “Does that sound familiar to you? ’Cause that sounds really familiar to me,” she mused over Grande’s single in a video posted on Friday. “Ain’t that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmm, sounds about white.”

That’s not all, rapper 2 Chainz has also accused Grande of stealing.  The chorus of “7 Rings” bears a striking resemblance to the chorus of Chainz’ 2011 song “Spend It.”  Fans have also noticed that the setting of “7 Rings” was a pink trap house. A pink trap house that bears a similarity to 2 Chainz’ pink trap house from 2017. The Pink Trap House was real and visit-able and it was the primary promotional image of Chainz album, as well as a place to provide free HIV testing in Atlanta.

Be the judge for yourself at the following url: https://youtu.be/QYh6mYIJG2Y

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