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Ariana Grande Accused of Copying Rapper Princess Nokia's Song After Releasing '7 Rings'

Ariana Grande Accused of Copying Rapper Princess Nokia's Song After Releasing '7 Rings'

Princess Nokia is accusing Ariana Grande of copying her.

On Friday, Nokia, 26, shared a video of herself on social media listening to Grande’s new song “7 rings,” pointing out what she claims are similarities.

“Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sound really familiar to me. Oh my God!’ Nokia said in the clip.

The rapper then played a snippet of her song “Mine” from her mixtape 1992.

“Ain’t that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmmm… sounds about white,” Nokia added.

The lyrics from Nokia’s track are “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer/ Hair blowing in the hummer/ Flip the weave, I am a stunner/ It’s mine, I bought it/It’s mine, I bought it.”

RELATED: Ariana Grande Reveals Some of Her Favorite Things in New Women Empowerment Anthem ‘7 Rings’

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In “7 rings,” Grande, 25, raps, “My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’/Make big deposits, my gloss poppin’/You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it/I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”

Nokia did not mention Grande by name, but did tag her Instagram username in the caption.

Grande has yet to address the claims on social media.

A rep for Grande did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

“7 rings” dropped just after midnight on Friday.

The R&B track was heavily inspired by “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and it speaks to Grande’s strong friendships and new sense of independence following a difficult year that included the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her whirlwind failed romance with Pete Davidson.

“Been through some bad s—/I should be a sad bitch/Who would’ve thought it’d turn me to a savage/Rather be tied up with gauze and not strings/Write my own checks like I write what I sing,” Grande sings.

RELATED: Ariana Grande Apologizes After Kanye West Claims She Used His Drake Feud to ‘Promote’ Her Song

The singer previously revealed in a tweet that the “7 Rings” belonged to her best pals, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Courtne

Read more: https://people.com/music/ariana-grande-princess-nokia-accused-of-copying-7-rings/

Nothing Is Off Limits! Jace Norman Plays ‘Do It or Danger’

The Henry Danger star proves he’s not afraid of much….including sliding into the DMs.

PEOPLE Now airs live, Monday through Friday, from the Meredith offices in New York City.

Catch PEOPLE Now every weekday at 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on People.com or on the PeopleTV app on your favorite streaming device. Want even more? Check out clips from previous episodes of PEOPLE Now.

Read more: https://people.com/tv/nothing-is-off-limits-jace-norman-plays-do-it-or-danger/

Boo the Pomeranian, Once Named the World's Cutest Dog, Dies

Boo the Pomeranian, Once Named the World's Cutest Dog, Dies

Boo, the 12-year-old Internet sensation with millions of fans, has died.

On Friday, the Pomeranian’s owner announced the death on Facebook, writing, “With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning … Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort.”

Boo became one of the most beloved animals on Facebook, amassing over 16 million followers.

Sadly, Boo suffered from heart issues, according to the statement from his owners, who also had a dog named Buddy.

RELATED: Can You Stand It? Meet Boo, the World’s Cutest Dog!

“Boo showed signs of heart issues. We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us. He hung on and gave us over a year. But it looks like it was his time, and I’m sure it was a most joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven,” the statement read.

“Boo, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you until the day we meet again. Have fun running around with Buddy and creating adorable mischief wherever you guys go,” his owners said.

The statement added, “Boo brought joy to people all over the world. Boo is the happiest dog I’ve ever met. He was so easy going that we never had to bother with training. He made the manliest of men squeal with delight over his cuteness and made everyone laugh with his quirky, tail wagging personality.”

In addition to garnering a massive following, Boo also released his own book, titled Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, in 2011.

Read more: https://people.com/pets/boo-the-pomeranian-dies/

Future Calls Out Ex Ciara's NFL Player Husband Russell Wilson for 'Not Being a Man'

Future Calls Out Ex Ciara's NFL Player Husband Russell Wilson for 'Not Being a Man'

Future has no problem calling out Ciara and her man.

On Friday, the “Fine China” rapper, 35, revealed that he didn’t necessarily approve of the way his ex-fiancé dominated her marriage with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Future — who got engaged to Ciara in October 2013, but called it quits three months the birth of their first child, son Future Zahir Wilburn — explained that he felt like Wilson, 30, was far too easygoing when it came to Ciara and her past relationships.

At the time, the rapper’s alleged infidelity led to their breakup.

“He do exactly what she tell him to do. He not being a man in that position,” he said during his interview with Beats 1 Radio. “You not tellin’ her, ‘Bro, chill out with that on the internet. Don’t even talk to him. I’m your husband! You better not even bring Future’s name up!'”

RELATED: Ciara and Future End Their Engagement

Future went on to explain that when he was dating the “Level Up” singer, 33, things were much different.

“If that was me, she couldn’t even bring his name up. She’d know that,” he said. “She couldn’t even bring her exes’ names up. Don’t give that s— no energy. It’s about me. I’m taking care of everything.”

After ending her engagement with Future, Ciara began dating Wilson in 2015. The pair officially tied the knot the following summer and continue to parent Future Zahir together, in addition to their 1-year-old daughter Sienna Princess.

Reps for Ciara and Wilson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

RELATED: Ciara and Russell Wilson Are Focusing on ‘Leveling Up on Our Love’ in the New Year

Despite what Future thinks about their relationship, it seems the past two years have been incredibly blissful for Ciara and Wilson — and they’re looking forward to making it even better.

The Grammy award-winning singer recently opened up about her desire to take her marriage with the NFL quarterback to new heights.

“Russ and I always like to have the conversations and reflect on our years in general, whether it’s what we’ve done individually, but also together and how we can keep on leveling up our love,” the singer told PEOPLE exclusively while gearing up to host and perfo

Read more: https://people.com/music/future-calls-out-ciara-russell-wilson/

This Meghan Markle-Loved Handbag Brand Just Dropped 7 Gorgeous Vacation-Ready Styles

This Meghan Markle-Loved Handbag Brand Just Dropped 7 Gorgeous Vacation-Ready Styles

There’s nothing Meghan Markle wears that doesn’t leave us itching to grab our wallets, which seems to be a trend on the Internet because more often than not, her exact styles sell out almost instantly. Another trend we’ve noticed? The Duchess has been wearing Kayu, a super affordable, sustainable handbag brand, on repeat.

Meghan carried her black Kayu Anna clutch on multiple occasions — once last August while attending the nuptials of Prince Harry’s friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, and again in Fiji during her royal tour. So, imagine our excitement when we found out that the brand just launched seven exclusive handbags with a few of our favorite online retailers: Net-a-Porter, Moda Operandi, MyTheresa, and Club Monaco (another Meghan-loved label!).

Kayu means “wood” in Malay and is an ode to how each of the brand’s handbags are crafted. Woven from the finest natural materials, like straw, wood, and shell, artists use indigenous techniques that have been passed down through generations. The bags take several days to handcraft, each one bearing the mark of the individual artist who created it. Best of all? They’re pretty affordable, costing anywhere between $175–$300 — totally reasonable for a high-quality, handmade bag — and is one of the least expensive handbags we’ve seen Meghan carry.

We expect the gorgeous vacation-ready handbags to sell out quickly, especially since they have the Meghan Markle stamp of approval. So, if you’re loving these chic styles as much as we are, we suggest scooping one up ASAP! Scroll down to see where you can buy all seven of the exclusive styles (including this velvet top handle bag that’s luckily on sale right now!).

Buy It! KAYU x MyTheresa Peyton Bag, $280; mytheresa.com

Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Chloe Bag, $275; netaporter.com

Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Dylan Bag, $275; netaporter.com

Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Safia Clutch, $345; netaporter.com

Buy It! KAYU x Moda Operandi Elena Bag, $205; modaoperandi.com

Buy It! KAYU x Moda Operandi Jane Clutch, $235; modaoperandi.com

Buy It! KAYU x Club Monaco Devon Bag, $119 ($175); clubmonaco.com

Read more: https://people.com/style/kayu-handbags-meghan-markle/

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