Ariana Grande accused of brown face, appropriating black culture

The internet flipped when Ariana Grande released her much-hyped “7 Rings” video, a bop about basking in obscene wealth and looking good while doing it. The internet flipped yet again when rapper Princess Nokia accused Grande of ripping off her song. However, the outrage wasn’t for quite the right reason. It all started with hair. The lyrics in question are Grande’s “You like my hair? / Gee, thanks, just bought it!” Princess Nokia compares it to “Beauty shop supply cashier ringing up them numbers / Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer / Hair blowing in the hummer / Flip the weave, I am a stunner / It's mine, I bought it.” You don’t have to strain to see the similarities. Princess Nokia isn’t impressed either. In the now-deleted video, she says, “Ain’t that a little song I made about brown women and their hair? Sounds about white.” The video...

Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson in "PYNK" // Photo from W Magazine

PLAYLIST: I Love a Woman

Friday the 13th. What better way to kick off BANSHEE ZINE's weekly playlists with one that's all about loving women? Check out I LOVE A WOMAN and start the weekend right....