Bitch Stole My Lyrics?: Princess Nokia Calls Out Ariana Grande Over Sound and Culture Stealing

I would never think that Princess Nokia and Ariana Grande would cross paths, since they are, respectfully two different artists. One is a pop diva who’s grown up before our eyes, the other is a strong, feminist, Afro-Latina rapper who uses her platform speak against injustice. Today, Princess Nokia had time to speak against injustice…caused by Ariana Grande’s latest singer.

Today, the “thank u, next” singer released her latest single, “7 rings”, along with a new video for the song. While the song is a modern take on Roger and Hammerstein’s classic, “My Favorite Things”, some people noticed the visual influences 2 Chainz, Missy Elliott, and Janet Jackson. Princess Nokia, however, noticed a clear similar sound. In Grande’s “7 rings”, the singer performs the chorus:

“My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossin'

Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin'

You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it

I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yeah)

I want it, I got it

I want it, I got it

I want it, I got it

I want it, I got it

You like my hair?

Gee thanks! Just bought it

I see it, I like it

I want it, I got it (yeah)”

On Instagram, Princess Nokia pointed out the song’s chorus sounds eerily similar to the chorus of her song, “Mine”, off her debut album, 1992. The chorus goes:

“Bundles, bundles, bundles

Hit that plug up for the bundles

Beauty shop supply cashier ringing up them numbers

Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer

Hair blowing in the hummer

Flip the weave, I am a stunner

Bundles, bundles, bundles

Hit that plug up for the bundles

Beauty shop supply cashier ringing up them numbers

Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer

Hair blowing in the hummer

Flip the weave, I am a stunner

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it

It's mine, I bought it”

In her Instagram post, Princess Nokia said, “Doesn’t that sound familiar to you? Cause that sounds really familiar to me! Oh my god! Ain’t that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Sounds about white.”

Since the call out, Princess Nokia has had both people supporting her and accusing her just “reaching” and using Grande’s name for clout.

What do you think?

You can check out Princess Nokia’s performance of “Mine” and Ariana’s new video, “7 rings” on YouTube now!