Ariana Grande Hit With Copyright Suit Over '7 Rings'

Lawrence Kim
January 17, 2020

2 years BEFORE Ariana recorded "7 Rings".

Josh Stone, who performs under the moniker DOT, says in his lawsuit, filed in US District Court in NY, that "highly regarded musicology experts" have concluded that Grande's hit copied his song You Need It, I Got It.

Stone - who goes through Dot - notes in his costume, the catch of Ariana's song is: "I want it, I have it, I want it, I have it". His hook is, "You wish it, I got it".

Stone alleges that Brown "enjoyed "I GOT IT" very much and was interested in exploring opportunities to work together".

The rapper has even enlisted the help of music specialists to analyse the two tracks, who found "substantial similarities".

The lawsuit, filed in NY federal court by lawyer Tamir Young, alleges two forensic musicologists have examined the choruses of every tune and discovered the notes and rhythm to be substantially similar also. Their report found that the notes and rhythm used in both songs were substantially similar. The findings are based on a metrical placement perspective. "Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical".

Stone wants profits from "7 Rings" and an order from a judge prohibiting "7 Rings" from its own existence.

The suit also mentioned that the song "7 Rings" has already netted more than $10 million in revenue. Grande has yet to make a statement regarding the lawsuit. In 2019, Grande backed out of a performance on the award show due to disagreements with Grammy producers over which songs she would perform.

The lawsuit names Universal Music Corp. combined with a number of different defendants. It was only previous year when Katy Perry was in a similar scenario.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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