Entertainment Accused of plagiarism, Ariana Grande strikes back
Ariana Grande's Presidential New Video Has Us Wondering How We Can Vote For Her In The US Election
Amid all the drama of the US presidential election race, Ariana Grande has offered us a look at what it would be like if she was in the White House – and it’s pretty fabulous. The singer takes up office in the video for her new single Positions, which she debuted just hours after the latest presidential debate on Friday. It sees her sweeping through the corridors of the White House flanked by an all-female team of aides, while she also takes a seat inside the Oval Office to sign papers. © YouTube Ariana Grande in the video for Positions The video also features a cameo from Ariana’s dogs, who she takes for a walk across the White House lawn.
Ariana Grande strikes back after accusations of a little-known songwriter who claims she plagiarized one of her songs for her hit 7 Rings . Josh Stone sued the pop superstar, accusing him of sampling his 2017 song, You Need It, I Got It. The singer has now hit back with her own lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ariana Grande is asking a New York judge to dismiss the case. "The melodies of these two songs are not the same, much less significantly similar, nor any of the musical notes or the instrumentation in question", one can read in these documents. It is also argued that the complainant cannot protect the words “I got it” or “I want it”. “The two songs are completely different in terms of music, lyrics and theme. In the plaintiff's work, he boasts of his ability to deliver endless drugs, while threatening violence with misogynistic words. (My Client's Song) features melodic verses sung to the instantly recognizable melody of My Favorite Things from La Mélodie du Bonheur (license duly authorized), and highlights the independence of women via the singer's ability to purchase this that she wants, including all of her 'favorite things', for herself and her friends.
Josh Stone blames the defendants for violating his copyright, suggesting that his 7 Rings melody was stolen and adding that his hook was similar to Ariana Grande's. According to him, the two songs also had identical "metric placement" of the phrases. He also claimed the popstar was working with a songwriter named Tommy Brown, who listened to his song and told him he loved it.
Josh Stone had previously filed an action claiming all the benefits of Ariana Grande's song and an injunction prohibiting him from continuing to profit from it.
Rochelle and Marvin Humes welcome third child .
Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin have welcomed their third child into the world, baby boy Blake Hampton Humes.The former Saturdays singer and her husband Marvin Humes welcomed a baby boy into the world on Friday October 4, and they have decided to call the little one, Blake Hampton Humes.