- Ariana Grande / YouTube
- Ariana Grande just dropped a new track.
- “7 Rings” is a “flex” and a “friendship anthem,” she said.
- But while the message is uplifting, it makes some fans feel broke.
- The song was inspired by Grande buying all her friends diamond rings from Tiffany.
Ariana Grande just dropped her new track “7 Rings,” after about a week of teasing fans with photos of the video on Instagram.
While her last single “thank u, next” was a song dedicated to her ex-boyfriends, “7 Rings” is an anthem for friendship and “a flex,” she said.
In December, Grande tweeted about the inspiration for the song, which was when her friends took her to Tiffany’s after a “pretty rough day in NYC.”
“We had too much champagne. I bought us all rings.” she said. “It was very insane and funny. [And] on the way back to the [studio] Njomza was like, ‘B—-, this gotta be a song lol.’ So we wrote it that afternoon.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 12, 2019
The lyrics to “7 Rings” mostly involve buying expensive things, in an ode to Julia Andrews’ “My Favorite Things.” It also has references to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which Grande has a tattoo dedicated to.
She sings about her success – “Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines / Buy myself all of my favorite things” – and her resilience to the hardships she’s been through, like her breakups and the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller – “Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad b—- / Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage?”
She also references her signature hairstyle, with the lyrics “You like my hair? / Gee thanks, just bought it.”
But while it’s all about embracing a new chapter, “7 Rings” is also making fans feel a little poor – especially when she says her receipts “be lookin’ like phone numbers,” and “Whoever said money can’t solve your problems / Must not have had enough money to solve ’em.”
- Ariana Grande / YouTube
Fans are taking to Twitter to talk about feeling broke after listening to the new track.
One said: “Wow, Ariana really just said “my receipts be lookin like phone numbers.” Go off, Ari, go off.”
— Lourde Childs (@LourdeChilds) January 18, 2019
Another tweeted: “Me listening to #7rings knowing my bank account is empty.”
— #Stream7rings (@hurticantshake) January 18, 2019
Another said: “Me listening to Ariana call me a broke b—- for 3 minutes.”
— Victoria (@bigbanksv) January 18, 2019
Meanwhile, another joked that they were singing along to the anthem despite having just $5 in their bank account.
Ariana: "I see it , I want it.."
— a boy has no name (@birthinreverse9) January 18, 2019
As well as six of her friends Tayla Parx, Rim Taya Shawki, Victoria Monet, Njomza, Alexa Luria, and Courtney Chipolone, the video for “7 Rings” also features Grande’s dog Toulouse.
Grande tweeted that he wasn’t supposed to be on set, “but he literally wouldn’t leave me.”
T wasn't originally supposed to be in this video but he literally wouldn't leave me / set / the shot so pic.twitter.com/CrkQZ3p4RO
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 17, 2019
The track is the second single from Grande’s upcoming album, “thank u, next.” Here’s the full video.