Nokia posted a video of herself listening to Grande’s song on Twitter and then followed it up with her own song ‘Mine’ from her ‘1992’ mixtape.
Nokia then said the song “sounded really familiar” and seemingly accused Grande of copying. She said: “Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sound really familiar to me.”
She continued: “Ain’t that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmm…sounds about white.”
You can listen to both songs here:
After sharing the video on Twitter, Nokia then retweeted another tweet which seemed to suggest others had noticed the similarities.
Grande debuted the new track, a modern spin on ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music, earlier today. The new offering follows directly from ‘Thank U, Next’, and is accompanied by a video that sees Ariana hanging out with a bevy of her closest friends at a lavish party.
In a Twitter Q&A recently, Grande explained how the song was inspired by a trip she’d taken to New York with six of her closest friends.
Explaining how her friends Vic, Courtney, Alexa, Tayla, Njomza and Kaydence all received a ring, she wrote: ” Well …………. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings. — it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘bitch, this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon.”
Meanwhile, in December, Nokia re-released her 2014 debut full-length ‘Metallic Butterfly’, pairing the remastered record with a candid handwritten note she penned upon ‘Metallic Butterfly”s original release four and a half years ago.
Originally self-released as a mixtape, ‘Metallic Butterfly’ has now been remastered and expanded to include three bonus tracks – ‘Anomaly’, ‘Earth Is My Playground’ and ‘Versace Hottie’ – which were all recorded at the time.