Friday, April 12, 2024

Ariana Grande Reportedly Settles Plagiarism Suit Over “7 Rings” with Rapper DOT, The Guy She Took it From


Remember Ariana Grande’s song, “7 Rings”? It started with a cover of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things,” and we thought all the royalties went to that estate. If you’re too young to know what I’m talking about, R&H were the most famous Broadway songwriters. They wrote “The Sound of Music” and “Oklahoma.”


The rest of “7 Rings” was a rap song of some kind. A rapper named DOT aka Josh Stone sued Ariana, saying he’d pitched her an idea at a record company meeting. Well, today it was revealed that Ariana settled with Stone because, once you hear his song, “You Got It,” you’ll get it– it’s the non R&B part of “7 Rings.”

So none of “7 Rings” was original. It was all constructed from other peoples’ material.

The only people who really enjoy rap and hip hop are the lawyers.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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