Ariana Grande is facing a new lawsuit from a singer/songwriter Josh Stone who claims she ripped off his 2017 song You Need It, I Got It and used it in her hit 7 Rings. 

Stone, a.k.a. Dot, claims his song You Need It, I Got It, which he wrote in January 2017, has essentially the same hook, according to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

The hook to 7 Rings, which was released in January 2019, is ‘I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it,’ while Stone’s is, ‘You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it.’

Lawsuit: Ariana Grande is facing a new lawsuit from a singer/songwriter Josh Stone who claims she ripped off his 2017 song You Need It, I Got It and used it in her hit 7 Rings

Lawsuit: Ariana Grande is facing a new lawsuit from a singer/songwriter Josh Stone who claims she ripped off his 2017 song You Need It, I Got It and used it in her hit 7 Rings

Same hook: Stone, a.k.a. Dot, claims his song You Need It, I Got It, which he wrote in January 2017, has essentially the same hook, according to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ

Same hook: Stone, a.k.a. Dot, claims his song You Need It, I Got It, which he wrote in January 2017, has essentially the same hook, according to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ 

Stone wrote his song two years before Grande’s 7 Rings was released, with the singer, known as Dot, releasing the song on his YouTube channel in November 2017. 

Stone claims that Grande’s 7 Rings has an ‘identical metrical placement of the paired phrases.’

He also claims that he had a meeting in 2017 with Tommy Brown, who has worked with Grande on all five of her albums, and he was reportedly interested in the song.

Identical: Stone claims that Grande's 7 Rings has an 'identical metrical placement of the paired phrases'

Identical: Stone claims that Grande’s 7 Rings has an ‘identical metrical placement of the paired phrases’

Brown also reportedly took meetings with other music executives, including ones from Universal Music Group, which released 7 Rings.

Stone is seeking the profits from the 7 Rings son, along with an order from the judge prohibiting 7 Rings ‘from seeing daylight,’ even though it’s been released for a year.

A source connected to Grande state that the song features the beat to The Sound of Music song My Favorite Things and thinks Stone’s claims are ‘ridiculous,’ though it appears Stone is referring to a different part of the song. 

Meetings: Brown also reportedly took meetings with other music executives, including ones from Universal Music Group, which released 7 Rings

Meetings: Brown also reportedly took meetings with other music executives, including ones from Universal Music Group, which released 7 Rings

Seeking profits: Stone is seeking the profits from the 7 Rings son, along with an order from the judge prohibiting 7 Rings 'from seeing daylight,' even though it's been released for a year

Seeking profits: Stone is seeking the profits from the 7 Rings son, along with an order from the judge prohibiting 7 Rings 'from seeing daylight,' even though it's been released for a year

Seeking profits: Stone is seeking the profits from the 7 Rings son, along with an order from the judge prohibiting 7 Rings ‘from seeing daylight,’ even though it’s been released for a year

While neither Grande nor Stone have commented publicly on the lawsuit, Variety reports the lawsuit was filed in New York federal court by attorney Tamir Young.

The suit also claims that, ‘two forensic musicologists’ analyzed the choruses to both songs and found them both to be ‘substantially 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,’ the lawsuit claims.

Musicologists: The suit also claims that, 'two forensic musicologists' analyzed the choruses to both songs and found them both to be 'substantially similar'

Musicologists: The suit also claims that, ‘two forensic musicologists’ analyzed the choruses to both songs and found them both to be ‘substantially similar’

‘Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical,’ reads another segment of the lawsuit.

7 Rings was the second single of Grande’s fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.

The song was on the Hot 100 charts for 33 weeks, her longest-charting single to date, and it was atop the charts for eight non-consecutive weeks. 

Identical: 'Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical,' reads another segment of the lawsuit

Identical: ‘Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical,’ reads another segment of the lawsuit

Second single: 7 Rings was the second single of Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts

Second single: 7 Rings was the second single of Grande’s fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts



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