A drag queen just accused Ariana Grande of copying her look and ‘stealing from queer artists’
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Farrah Moan has accused Ariana Grande of imitating her look.
The drag queen claims that Grande ripped off a look that she debuted on season four of Drag Race All Stars in December 2018 for the ‘7 Rings’ music video, which dropped a month later.
Farrah Moan shared a side-by-side comparison of the two similar bejewelled silver corsets.
Farrah Moan claims Ariana Grande’s team told designer to copy Drag Race outfit.
Taking to Twitter, she claimed that Grande’s team “literally sent a pic of me to the designer and paid them to copy my look from as4”.
She added: “Finally met the designer and got told the tea. I guess stealing from queer artists for profit is fine tho 🤷🏼♀️
“I don’t fault the designer because the designer she hired was a local queen and paid them ALOT of money to do it, money they couldn’t turn down.
“And then was honest with me about it. So no, I don’t fault the drag queen that made it at all. Ariana has COIN.”
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. (Finally met the designer and got told the Tea) I guess stealing from queer artists for profit is fine tho 🤷🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/1smGr8K4G0
— 👑 Farrah Moan (@farrahrized) September 4, 2019
Farrah Moan says her outfit was “a collaborative design between me and a queer 18 year old based out of Louisiana.”
The comments led to a backlash from Grande fans.
But the drag star responded: “U can attack me all day but it’s not gonna change anything… at the end of the day they did what they did. Idc about suing anyone, just needed to put this out there.”
Grande has not responded to the allegations.
Ariana Grande filed her own lawsuit over fashion imitations.
The singer has previously launched a $10 million lawsuit against fashion chain Forever 21, claiming the brand had imitated her look for a campaign.
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The lawsuit alleged that the brand hired a model with an “uncanny” resemblance to Grande after she rejected a proposal for an official brand deal.
The suit claimed: “The amounts that Forever 21 offered to pay for the right to use Ms Grande’s name and likeness were insufficient for an artist of her stature. Rather than pay for that right as the law requires, defendants simply stole it.”
Forever 21 said: “While we dispute the allegations, we are huge supporters of Ariana Grande and have worked with her licensing company over the past two years.
“We are hopeful that we will find a mutually agreeable resolution and can continue to work together in the future.”