If there is one thing Ariana Grande has proved throughout her career, it’s that she has plenty of room to play with her sound. The pop princess flexes her rapping skills in her latest single, and goddamn, she did that. Ariana follows in the shoes of artists not typically thought of as rappers such as Beyoncé, who displayed her rap skills on tracks “Top Off” and “Apeshit.”
Shortly after the release of this track, underground NYC rapper Princess Nokia came forth accusing Ari of stealing her flow from her track “Mine” off of 1992 Deluxe. Not too soon after that, Twitter came after the Nuyorican, accusing her of stealing 2 Chainz’ flow, which then ended at accusing Tity Boi of stealing Soulja Boy’s flow.
So the lesson to be learned from all of this is that inspiration can come from anywhere and anybody. Nobody has copyright over a flow, and all of y’all really are Soulja Boy’s sons.