‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Farrah Moan accused Ariana Grande of copying her style in the ‘7 Rings’ video: ‘I guess stealing from queer artists for profit is fine’

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Ariana Grande in her music video for “7 Rings,” released in January.
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  • Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for $10 million, accusing the store of using ads with “a look-alike model” wearing looks from her “7 Rings” music video.
  • The drag queen Farrah Moan reacted to the news by accusing Grande of “stealing from queer artists for profit.”
  • “Ariana should give me a cut of that 10M since her team literally sent a pic of me to the designer and paid them to copy my look from as4,” Moan wrote on Twitter, referring to season four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”
  • Moan said the designer who made Grande’s main outfit in the video acknowledged copying Moan’s look.
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The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Farrah Moan accused Ariana Grande of “stealing from queer artists for profit” on Twitter on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old drag queen said Grande’s team intentionally re-created one of Moan’s outfits from the most recent season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” for the pop star to wear in her “7 Rings” music video.

She also said that she met the designer who created Grande’s outfit and that they acknowledged copying Moan’s look.

“Ariana should give me a cut of that 10M since her team literally sent a pic of me to the designer and paid them to copy my look from as4,” Moan wrote on Twitter, adding, “Finally met the designer and got told the Tea.”

The accusation came on the heels of news that Grande is suing Forever 21 for $10 million, alleging the store used ads with “a look-alike model” wearing looks similar to those in her “7 Rings” music video.

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Forever 21 has since deleted this Instagram post, which was cited in Grande's lawsuit — but the image is still visible in the store's Like2Buy feed, linked in its Instagram bio.

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Forever 21 has since deleted this Instagram post, which was cited in Grande’s lawsuit — but the image is still visible in the store’s Like2Buy feed, linked in its Instagram bio.
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@forever21/Instagram / Ariana Grande/YouTube

“The main ppl at fault here are her team,” Moan wrote in a series of tweets. “If that queen didnt recreate it, they woulda found someone who would. When ur team makes a mistake, it falls on u.

“Idc what the lawsuit is really about, her legal team is accusing theft of likeness, image, w/e – But the point is her team also stole. U can attack me all day but it’s not gonna change anything.”

She added: “Idc about suing anyone, just needed to put this out there.”

Moan also said she didn’t blame the designer, who she didn’t identify but referred to as a “local queen.”

Moan agreed with a fan who responded that they “love ariana but her team is wrong for doing this.”

“I love her too! I wasn’t gonna even say anything or care because I was actually flattered by it and I’ve known for MONTHS but now it’s kinda getting to me since she’s just racking in millions over it,” Moan wrote.

Moan did tweet about the outfit similarities when the “7 Rings” video came out in January, writing, “Surely it’s a coincidence right?”

One fan account for Grande also noted that at the time Moan said she’d be flattered if Grande “actually took inspiration from something I did.” Moan has since deleted that tweet.

This is far from the first controversy sparked by Grande’s “7 Rings” music video. The singer was accused of mimicking rappers like Princess Nokia and stealing the video’s pink trap house aesthetic from 2 Chainz (who went on to collaborate with Grande for a “7 Rings” remix).

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Grande has also been accused of profiting off LGBTQ communities in the past. Though the pop star has never labeled her own sexuality and has hinted at being queer, her video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” was criticized as “queer-baiting.”

Representatives for Grande and Moan didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.