Ariana Grande Sued For “7 Rings” Lyrics Plagiarism
Josh Stone, a songwriter, has come out to claim Ariana Grande ripped the 7 Rings lyrics from him as he recorded basically the same song 2 years earlier according to TMZ.
In the lawsuit, he claimed he wrote a song called “You Need It, I Got It” in January 2017 2 years BEFORE Ariana recorded “7 Rings.”
The singer who goes by the name Dot stated that the hook to Ariana’s song is, “I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it.” His hook is, “You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it.”
He also says the 2 songs have identical metrical placement of the paired phrases.
He further said that he took meetings with music industry executives and producers, including honchos from Universal Music Group, the same company that published “7 Rings.”
Stone says he had a meeting in 2017 with Tommy Brown, who worked with Ariana on each of her 5 studio albums. Stone says Brown was interested in the song and said he liked it a lot.
Stone wants profits from “7 Rings” and an order from a judge prohibiting “7 Rings” from seeing daylight.
However, according to a source close to Ariana, ‘7 Rings’ also has the same hook as ‘The Sound of Music’ so Stone’s claims are ridiculous, however, it appears Stone is referring to a different part of the song.