In “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande additionally sings: “Write my very own checks like I write what I sing, yeah, yeah.” Grande is making it clear that she will be able to help herself whereas additionally claiming possession over her music. Nonetheless, she doesn’t write songs alone, and Harry Types even helped write a track for Grande as soon as.
The refrain reinforces Grande’s emotions of independence when she repeats, “I need it, I bought it,” and ends the refrain with, “I see it, I prefer it, I need it, I bought it, yep.” She doesn’t want permission to deal with herself — or her mates — to fancy issues, equivalent to hair extensions, jewellery, Christian Louboutin red-bottomed sneakers, or costly flats, just like the one she purchased for herself and Pete Davidson after they have been collectively.
Grande even makes the declare that cash should purchase happiness when she sings, “Whoever stated cash cannot remedy your issues should not have had sufficient cash to unravel ’em. … Happiness is identical worth as red-bottoms.” Based on an annotation on the Genius web page for “7 Rings,” whereas singing the track reside, Grande added “Simply kidding” to this line. That provides the lyric (and maybe the entire track) a special interpretation. Are the exorbitant “retail remedy” purchases which have Grande’s “receipts be lookin’ like cellphone numbers” an indication of escapism? Or is Grande merely asserting herself as a robust, self-reliant lady by treating herself and her mates to good issues?