'It's never my intention to offend anybody'
Ariana Grande has been one of most talked-about women in the world this week, after dropping her new music video, 7 Rings.
The pink-hued vid has predictably gone viral, raking in over 56 million views in four days, becoming the most talked about music video since, well, Ariana’s Thank You, Next.
Yes, that girl knows how to get a music video trending.
But it wasn’t the return of Aaron Samuels and Paulette or a Kris Jenner cameo that got the world talking about 7 Rings this week. Instead, the music video made news for all the wrong reasons.
Princess Nokia went after the 25-year-old for allegedly copying her look and some have accused the artist of ripping off The Sound of Music. But it was an Instagram story she uploaded about the song that caused the biggest storm.
‘You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it,’ Ariana posted to her Insta stories, alongside a shot of the song cover. ‘White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.’
After a lot of fans took issue with the story, Ariana removed it, going on to comment on Instagram account The Shade Room’s regram of the story.
‘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”,’ she commented on the post to explain her actions. ‘However I’m so sorry if my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way.’
She continued: ‘Thanks for opening the conversation and like… to everyone for talking to me about it. It’s never my intention to offend anybody.’
Well that’s that.