Ariana Grande Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Hit Song ‘7 Rings’

Ariana Grande and seven co-writers are being accused of plagiarizing her Grammy-nominated hit “7 Rings.”  A lawsuit filed Friday in US District Court for the Southern District of New York stated the song “is a forgery — plagiarized from plaintiff Josh Stone who wrote, recorded and published the nearly identical original work ‘You Need It, I Got It’ … approximately two years earlier.”

The suit names Grande and seven other writers as defendants, along with several publishing companies involved in the song, including Universal Music Group. The suit says the songs are clearly similar. “Literally, every single one of the 39 respective notes of 7 RINGS is identical with the 39 notes of I GOT IT from a metrical placement perspective,”

Grande is up for five awards at the January 26 Grammys, including record of the year for “7 Rings.” 

Ariana Grande Sued for Copyright Infringement Over ‘7 Rings’ — but Not for the Reason You Think


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