American singer Ariana Grande has been sued by hip-hop artist DOT, whose real name is Josh Stone. He blamed Ariana and Universal Music group for lifting ‘key elements’ from his song for 7 Rings.
7 rings which was released in January last year had the chorus ‘I want it, I got it, I want it I got it’, while chorus of DOT’s song which was released in 2017 has the chorus, ‘You need it / I got it / You Want It / I Got It.’
The lawsuit has further alleged that according to the assessment of two forensic musicologists, rhythm and notes of the song are also similar, reported Fox News.
“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. Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical,” Fox News quoted the lawsuit.
The Thank U, Next singer has been nominated for five Grammy Awards that will take place next week. Of the five nominations, two are for the song 7 Rings.