Ariana Grande smiled but had nothing to say about claims she ripped off another artist in the creation of her latest song, “7 Rings.”
We got Ariana Friday night in L.A. leaving Rockwell Table and Stage, and had nothing to say about Princess Nokia‘s claim the lyrics to “7 Rings” are way too similar to her song, “Mine,” from her mixtape “1992.”
Ariana’s lyrics — “My wrists, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’ / Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’ / You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it / I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”
Nokia’s lyrics — “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer / Hair blowing in the Hummer / Flip the weave, I am stunner / It’s mine, I bought it / It’s mine, I bought it.”
Ariana perks up a little when we congratulate her on Coachella, waiving as she drives away in the night.
Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” drops Friday … and we’re told Ariana and Co. expect the song will become an anthem for female empowerment … with more than a mention of retail therapy as a cure for breakups.
Sources involved in the recording say “7 Rings” wasn’t just a random song title … the name was inspired by something that happened shortly after her breakup with Pete Davidson. Ariana went out with her girls on a shopping spree, meandered into a jewelry store and bought 7 engagement rings for her friends.
One verse goes like this …
They say money doesn’t solve your problems
Whoever said that must not have enough money to solve them.
The lyrics also reference her breakups — just like “Thank U, Next”
“7 Rings” is Ariana’s first single since releasing “Thank U, Next” … and her people think the new song will do at least as well as its predecessor.
We’re told the song will also feature a new music video.
Antonio Brown is gunning for G.O.A.T. status — and he’s starting with a sick new diamond ring!
Check out AB’s new jewelry … 6.5 carats, 1,000 diamonds and some serious meaning behind it.
Here’s what we know … the Steelers WR hit up Gabriel the Jeweler — who works with superstars like Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry — and said he wanted a custom piece to symbolize his quest to become the greatest receiver to ever play.
Gabriel tells TMZ Sports … he spent countless hours blingin’ out the ring with 1,000 micro-pave set VVS diamonds — explaining, “it’s a very precise job.”
If you’ve seen A.B. before … you’ve seen Gabriel’s work. He’s the guy behind Brown’s $ 200,000 gold and diamond birthday pendant, which features the names of Brown’s children.
Gabriel was tight-lipped on how much Brown dropped for the G.O.A.T. ring … but we’re told it’s valued at $ 20k!
Your move, Jerry Rice.