True Arianators quickly noticed that the intro for “7 Rings” was suspiciously similar to the one included in the music video for “Thank U, Next.” This means that Grande was dropping clues (a.k.a new music!) right under our noses and we didn’t even notice.
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Her besties—or as Ariana describes, “six of my bitches”—joined in on the action and are featured throughout the video. They were the lucky ones who Grande gifted with Tiffany & Co. rings on a day out in New York City, hence their starring roles. Back in December, the “Thank U, Next” singer revealed to her Twitter followers that the inspiration behind the song happened on a “pretty rough day.”
Her friends decided to take her to Tiffany, where they had way “too much champagne.” One thing led to another and she bought them all rings. “It was very insane and funny,” Ariana shared at the time. “[And] on the way back to the [studio] Njomza was like, ‘Bitch, this gotta be a song lol.’ So we wrote it that afternoon.”
The recipient of the diamond ring Ariana was referring to above is singer-songwriter Njomza, who was a close friend to the late rapper and Ariana’s ex-boyfriend. The pair frequently collaborated, and Njomza even performed at Miller’s tribute concert last October. Grande seemingly acknowledges the loss in “7 Rings,” singing, “Been through some bad s–t / I should be a sad bitch / Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage…”
Her dog Toulouse ended up making an appearance in one scene, not because he got a ring, but simply because he “literally wouldn’t leave” Ariana while filming. The precious pooch even has his own doghouse!
It’s long been known that Grande’s go-to hairstyle came about because after dying her hair red for so long on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, she was forced to use hair extensions to help cover up the damage. The pop star has fully embraced the larger-than-life tresses and the chorus of “7 Rings” includes the lyric, “You like my hair? / Gee thanks, just bought it…”
“7 Rings” is the second single from Grande’s upcoming album, thank u, next.