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Related Artists: Ariana Grande
Joining the list of problematic lyrics is Ariana Grande’ latest single, 7 Rings.
The Thank you, next singer has apologised for misunderstanding a comment on Instagram regarding the lyrics of her new track.
In the song, Grande sings:
You like me hair /
Gee, just bought it
One of her followers commented on the lyrics: “White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.”
The young artist failed to understand the sarcasm behind the comment and was soon faced with backlash over her ignorance. But upon realising her mistake, Grande deleted the story from her Instagram and apologised for the misunderstanding.
Really though, the pop artist is one of the least problematic singers out there and although important to call her out on the lyric, the social media response was a little overboard.
In her good-natured manner, Grande posted: “Hi hi. I think her intention was to be like… yay a white person dissociating the negative stariotype [sic] that is paired with the word ‘weave’... however I’m so sorry 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 anyone.”
The artist was also accused of plagiarism by a New York-based rapper, Princess Nokia.
Despite all the controversy, the track has hit a record on Spotify.
If you take a look at the rest of the lyrics, you’ll find it’s about empowerment, a vow not to be defeated even with all the curveballs that life throws at you.
With not-so-implicit lyrics about her whirlwind romance with Pete Davidson and the death of her ex-boyfriend, the track oozes a strong female theme. Together with a pink video and samples of The Sound of Music hit, Favourite Things, you can see what the buzz is about.
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