Her latest, "7 Rings", includes a surprising/creepy sample of The Sound of Music classic "My Favorite Things", but with a hip-hop beat and a noticeable absence of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
In an interview with Billboard, Ariana Grande said she wanted to "put out music in the way that a rapper does" - meaning, releasing songs without any of the constraints that pop stars like her are beholden to.
The lyrics of "7 Rings" also have reference to her breakups just like "Thank U, Next". "Hmmmm... sounds about white".
"Ain't that the lil' song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmm..." They got us very tipsy, so we bought seven engagement rings, and when I got back to the studio I gave everybody a friendship ring.More news: Ant McPartlin to return to Britain's Got Talent this Friday
Nokia wrote the song about the relationship women of colour have with their hair. She continues, "Wearing a ring but not 'cause I'm no Mrs./Bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches/I'd rather spoil my friends with my riches".
Read the lyrics for "7 Rings" below!
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