Songwriter Josh Stone has sued Ariana Grande for allegedly sampling his song “You Need It, I Got It” from 2017 in her song “7 Rings.” Josh previously filed suit for all profits from Grande’s song, “Thank You, Next,” and an injunction prohibiting her from continuing to sell the music. Grande is seeking a court dismissal. Her lawyers insist, “Both songs are entirely different musically, lyrically and thematically. Plaintiff’s Work is a fully rapped boast about the rapper’s ability to supply endless drugs while threatening violence through misogynistic lyrics.”
“(My client’s song) features melodic verses sung to the instantly-recognizable melody of (the duly-licensed) My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music, and highlights female empowerment via the singer’s ability to purchase what she desires, including all of her’ favorite things’ for herself and her friends…”
– Excerpt from an article for Up News Info by Bradley Lamb. Read the full article here. _____________________________________________________________________________
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