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Behind the Lyrics: “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande

Posted on January 18, 2019

“My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin'” 

Ariana Grande has finally released her highly anticipated track “7 Rings” including a music vid to go along with it. It’s hot.

“7 Rings” is a celebration of Ariana’s extravagant and luxurious lifestyle. On the chorus, Ariana lets her listeners know a little bit about how she’s living: 

“I want it, I got it. I want it, I got it. You like my hair? Gee, thanks, I just bought it. I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”

Clearly, if Ariana wants something, she’s going to go get it. Ariana took to twitter to explain the inspiration behind the song and its title:

Wishing we had friends that generous! 

The friends that received rings from Ariana were Courtney Chipolone, Kadence Krysiuk, Alexa Luria, Victoria Monét, Njomza, and Tayla Parx. They are all featured in the video for “7 Rings”, and Ariana even raps about them in a verse: 

“Wearing a ring but I ain’t gon’ be no “Mrs.” / Bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches / I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches / Think retail therapy is my new addiction.”

Who doesn’t like a little bit (or a lot) of retail therapy? Check out some photos of the girls on set below: 


If the song sounds familiar, it’s not only because Ariana has been teasing it on social media, but also because it’s a rework of the classic song “My Favorite Things” from the film The Sound of Music. Ariana cleverly hints at the reference in her lyrics: 

“Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines / Buy myself all of my favorite things”



The best line arguably comes from the third verse, where Ariana delivers bars that could go head-to-head with your favourite rapper

“Yeah, my receipts be lookin’ like phone numbers / If it ain’t money, then wrong number / Black card is my business card / the way it be settin’ the tone for me”

Speaking of rappers, Ariana also pays homage to the legendary Notorious BIG, referencing his infamous song “Gimme the Loot”

“Shoot, go from the store to the booth / Make it all back in one loop, gimme the loot” 

Ariana Grande (via @arianagrande on IG)
Ariana Grande (via @arianagrande on IG)

If you didn’t know Arianna Grade could rap, now you know.

What’s your favourite lyric from “7 Rings”? Let us know on twitter at @umusic, and be sure to keep up with Ariana Grande on her twitter and Insta