Ariana Grande forced to apologise after sharing fan's Insta Story saying '7 Rings' will 'solve racism'

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Ariana Grande

"It's never my intention to offend anybody."

We don't know about you, but ever since Ariana Grande's song '7 Rings' dropped last Friday we've had the tune stuck in our heads – especially the line "You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it".

While the line itself is harmless, the star is facing backlash after sharing an Insta Story shared by a fan who wrote:

"'You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it'!!!! White women talking about their weaves is how we're gonna solve racism."

The Shade Room screenshot the Insta Story before Ariana deleted it, they wrote:

"This #PostAndDelete by #ArianaGrande has fans upset because they feel she’s missing the point of the backlash."

Ariana saw the post by Shade Room and commented on the post to apologise and explain why she shared the Insta Story:

"Hi hi. I think her intention was to be like… yay a white person disassociating the negative stariotype [sic] that is paired with the word ‘weave'… however I'm so sorry my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way. 

"Thanks for opening the conversation and like… to everyone for talking to me about it. It's never my intention to offend anybody."

Despite the controversy, '7 Rings' has managed to break Spotify's 24-hour record with almost 15 million streams, four million more than the former record holder. 

So that's good! We guess... 

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