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Ariana Grande Receives Backlash Over “7 Rings”

Ariana Grande Receives Backlash Over “7 Rings”

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The song? Is catchy. But some people aren’t feeling a specific lyric.

Ariana Grande released her new song “7 Rings” on Friday and put up a post and delete about a certain lyric, to which she is now issuing an apology. The post read, “‘You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it’… White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.”

People immediately spoke out via social media causing her to delete the post, causing her to address the Instagram story post “Hi hi… I think her intention was to be like… yay a white person disassociating the negative [stereotype] that is paired with the word ‘weave’… however I’m so sorry if my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way. Thanks for opening the conversation and like… to everyone for talking to me about it. It’s never my intention to offend anybody.”

Amidst the backlash, she was pretty active on Twitter, having a mini Q&A with fans about a possible upcoming album. She alluded to the fact that she would be releasing her “second album in six months” a follow up to “Sweetener” that she released in August. She did say that the cover art and pre order would be aviailable THIS Friday and may have even let the release date slip, Feb 8 *side eye* ok then sis!