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While Young Draco alleges that the Nickelodeon alum rips off ‘Pretty Boy Swag’, the 41-year-old rapper claims the visuals for the song looks really similar to his ‘Door Swangin’ ‘ video.
The plagiarism allegations surrounding Ariana Grande’s new single “7 Rings” has just gotten more complicated. Less than a week after Princess Nokia accused the pop princess of stealing her 1992 song “Mine” for the new song, Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz have now landed themselves into the matter by accusing Ariana of plagiarism too.
Soulja Boy, in particular, wasn’t even being subtle when accusing the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer, claiming that she ripped off “Pretty Boy Swag”. Replying to a tweet in which Ariana thanked her friends who were featured in the “7 Rings” music video, he wrote, “Give me my credit. Period.”
Give me my credit. Period https://t.co/Akhp2BXcuY— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) ??? (@souljaboy) 19 Januari 2019
He followed it up with two more tweets which respectively read, “Lol stop stealing my swag. Word,” and “You’re a thief.”
Lol stop stealing my swag. Word https://t.co/jIMnD5m5U8— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) ??? (@souljaboy) 19 Januari 2019
You’re a thief https://t.co/PyVaP69Jzu— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) ??? (@souljaboy) 19 Januari 2019
2 Chainz, on the other hand, took notice that the music video for “7 Rings” bore striking similarity with his “Door Swangin’ ” music video, which was filmed in his Pink Trap House in Atlanta. Sharing a snippet of the music video on Instagram, the 41-year-old wrote, “Tryna figure out if I should Big Draco @arianagrande, y’all tell me in the comments.” For those who don’t know, Big Draco is a nickname for Soulja Boy.
This arrives after Nokia accused Ariana of stealing her song “Mine”, claiming that both songs sounded familiar and had lyrics about hair on it. While “Mine” saw the former rapping, “Flip the weave, I am a stunner/ It’s mine, I bought it,” Ariana’s “7 Rings” featured lyrics which read, “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it.”
Addressing the accusations, Ariana took to Instagram Stories, “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it… White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.” However, he response was met with backlash from people, who believed that the “Thank U, Next” hitmaker was appropriating black culture.
Ariana has since apologized for her comment, writing, “Hi hi I think her intention was to be like… yay a white person disassociating the negative [stereotype] that is paired with the word ‘weave’… however I’m so sorry if my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way. Thanks for opening the conversation and like… to everyone for talking to me about it. It’s never my intention to offend anybody.”
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