FRESNO, Calif. (CNN Newsource) — Ariana Grande and her record label are being sued.
Hip hop artist “Dot” claims her song “7 rings” is a rip-off of his song, “You need it, I got it.”
Dot, whose real name is Josh Stone, recorded his song in 2017.
Grande’s song came out two years later.
Stone’s song has the hook: “You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it.”
Meanwhile, Grande’s song has the repeated refrain: “I want it, I got it. I want it, I got it.”
The suit claims forensic musicologists analyzed the choruses of both songs — and determined the notes and rhythm are substantially similar.
The suit claims:
“The level of copying in ‘7 rings’ is simply shocking. This is a stronger case of infringement than Blurred Lines or Katy Perry’s Dark Horse.”
Grande has not publicly responded to the lawsuit.