Ariana Grande’s latest song “7 Rings” is about how rich she is, how she can afford to buy anything, and how that ponytail is bought and paid for with her vast stores of cash. So – a song guaranteed to endear her to millions. In addition to red-bottomed shoes and long strands of presumably human hair, Ariana also purchased some more attention with a particular line from the song (“You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it”). Rapper Princess Nokia accused Ariana of copying her 2017 song Mine and tweeted (and later deleted) about Ariana pulling some cultural appropriation shit, “Ain’t that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Sounds about white.” Since then, other artists have also gotten in the Ariana Grande Ripped Me Off line.
In response, she posted a flippant comment that included the buzzwords “white women,” “weaves,” and “racism.” You can bet your bottom, top and middle dollar that Ariana later deleted the comment and issued an apology for it. The attention-grabbing celebrity social media faux pas with requisite apology – lather, rinse, repeat.
After some people gave Ariana shit for the “like my hair” line, she couldn’t pass up a snarky observation and re-posted a joke from a fan on her Instagram Story.
ariana knows she’s white can y’all calm down now pic.twitter.com/AMEDmVNIMp
— ً (@missedboca) January 19, 2019
Ariana knows how to get atención. (Exhibit A: Getting on all fours on a kitchen table with her ass hanging out and her hair stylist’s obvious internal strife exhibited on her head.) So she immediately followed that up with a quick delete, knowing that screenshots would be taken and she’d have to pretend to have had experienced a teachable moment.
I would have looked up “stereotype” because that was a mangling. *shrugs*