New Music: Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (Remix) [featuring 2 Chainz]
After the release of “7 Rings” two weeks ago, Ariana Grande faced accusations of plagiarism from every direction — and they were all credible. “7 Rings” does, in fact, sound like Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag,” Princess Nokia’s “Mine,” and 2 Chainz’s “Spend It.”
One of my first observations about the “7 Rings” video is that the party house was strikingly similar to 2 Chainz’s trap house — it still isn’t clear if this was intentional, but I find it hard to imagine that it wasn’t. Fast forward to today and we now have 2 Chainz on the song’s remix.
Strategically speaking, it is a brilliant PR move that will quell a some of the accusations against Ariana — at least those coming from 2 Chainz fans. It would’ve been dope if Princess Nokia and Young Drako could hop on the track, but given the aggressive way that both artists called Ariana out, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
The “7 Rings” remix is as basic as they come. It’s just a 2 Chainz verse with some additional ad libs from Ariana. Check it out below.