ARIANA Grande is being sued by hip-hop artist DOT who claims she ripped off the chorus of his song for 7 Rings.
The singer, 26, is on the receiving end of a lawsuit from the rapper over allegations her hit is a copy of his track You Need It, I Got It.
7 Rings came out in 2019 on Grande’s smash hit album Thank U, Next and is up for two gongs at the Grammy Awards next week.
DOT, whose real name is Josh Stone, wrote and recorded You Need I Got It in 2017.
And he’s alleged he played the demo to Grande’s producer Tommy Brown before she released her hit last year.
The suit, which has been shared online by Variety, names Grande and Universal Music Corp as well as others, and accuses Brown of lifting key elements of Stone’s song for 7 Rings.
One feature contested is a line in Grande’s lyrics, where she repeats: “I Want It, I Got It. I Want It, I Got It.”
While Stone raps: “You Need It, I Got It. You Want It, I Got It.”
The suit claims two forensic musicologists analyzed the choruses of each song and found substantially similar rhythm and notes.
The suit alleges: “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.”
It adds: “Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical.”
The documents also claim 7 Rings has raked in $10 million in revenue since its release last year.
Grande will likely perform the track when she takes to the stage at the Grammy Awards since she’s up for five gongs – including two for 7 Rings.
Copyright law gives creators of work exclusive rights to reproduce and sell their work, if those are infringed then the creator can take legal action to get financial compensation.
Katy Perry found herself in hot water over her hit Roar, which some found similar to Sara Bareilles’ little-known 2013 track Brave.
Ed Sheeran was also sued for £76million by a firm claiming he ripped off his No1 hit Thinking Out Loud from soul legend Marvin Gaye.
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