The costume goes on to quote musicologist Dr. Ronald Sadoff, a professor at NYU, who states that "the music and lyrics in the hook and chorus sections of" 7 rings "probably would not have been composed without prior knowledge of" YOU DO YOU NEED "I UNDERSTAND". The user on Twitter complained: "As if she has been wearing the same combo boots / long shirt for years ... we need the insta baddie", added, "she could easily stand out without wearing the same 2 outfits luv". "You want it, I got it", according to the lawsuit. While Stone's tune has the refrain: "You Need It, I Got It". The attorney alleges that two experts have been approached to analyze the chorus of each song and found a substantial similarity in their rhythm and notes.
Additionally, he claims that the two songs have identical metrical placement of the paired phrases. "Said another way, the rhythm and placement of the notes and lyrics are identical". That means the other eight songwriters of "7 Rings" must divvy up the remaining 10%. Josh hopes to get a cut of the profits from the singer's song as well as an order from a judge prohibiting "7 Rings" from "seeing daylight" (which seems slightly odd, considering the song already came out last year). Grande has yet to make a statement regarding the lawsuit. The "Thank U, Next' singer has been nominated for five Grammy Awards that will take place next week". The tracks include a song in which he appears to minimize the 2017 terror attack in Manchester that killed 23 people during one of Grande's concerts.
The lawsuit names Universal Music Corp. combined with a number of different defendants.