7 things we LOVE about Ariana’s ‘7 rings’ music video

In typical Ariana fashion, our dear monarch has sprung another fire tune and dropped a killer video to go with it. Like “thank u, next” before it, “7 rings” is a total celebration of Ariana, but this time she’s added approximately 10,000 diamonds and 30 coats into the mix. Plus, a girl squad to rival Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” crew (although we’d prefer they all hang out and take over the world together).

There are waaay more than seven things we love about this video, but here are the ones we deemed most important.

The Girl Power

This whole “seven rings” thing isn’t hypothetical. Ari actually went out with her girlfriends post-Pete breakup and bought seven engagement rings as tokens of friendship for herself and her six besties.

She told Billboard, “Me and my friends went to Tiffany’s together, just because we needed some retail therapy. You know how when you’re waiting at Tiffany’s they give you lots of champagne? They got us very tipsy, so we bought seven engagement rings, and when I got back to the studio I gave everybody a friendship ring.”

So, not only is the video all about girl power, it’s about women supporting women and the importance of female friendship.


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Even better: Ari featured her real-life besties in the video!

The nostalgia

Ariana sure knows how to tap into our feelings. After throwing it back to early 2000s rom-coms in “thank u, next,” “7 rings” does something similar by lifting the verse melody straight from The Sound of Music's “My Favorite Things.”

We’re sure you caught that but did you notice Ari’s other throwback? One of the lines before the first chorus goes, “Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin,’” a clear reference to Lil Mama’s “Lip Gloss” circa 2008.  

Ah, lip gloss.

The ICONIC ponytail moment

Ariana has a pretty good sense of humour when it comes to her ponytail, even participating in a Jimmy Fallon sketch where the hairpiece had a mind of its own. She played right into that in “7 rings” with the repeated line, “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it” and then brings it home with a shot of herself lounging on a staircase with her 20-foot ponytail cascading beneath her.

Ariana Grande "7 rings" ponytail

The coats

It’s the middle of winter and we want every single one of the coats Ariana is wearing in this video. Sure there are a number of different vintage lewks in “7 rings” that we would love to rock, but the coats we NEED. Macklemore’s coat is done. Now we only care about Ari’s pink faux fur and fuchsia puffer.

Ariana Grande "7 rings" coats

The diamonds (duh)

Do we even need to say it? The DIAMONDS in this video are ridiculous. Sure, they’re (probably?) not real, but that doesn’t make them any less sparkly and fabulous! Plus there’s something so fierce about wearing a diamond-encrusted statement necklace with a bralette and joggers. Leave it to Ari to take something that could be cheesy and make it work. 

Ariana Grande "7 rings" diamonds

The aesthetic

The whole video is a giant mashup of a pink-tinted non-stop party. Seriously, is there anything more Ari than hanging out in a pink mansion with a ton of girlfriends, sipping champagne and lounging about on every available surface? 

Ariana Grande "7 rings" aesthetic

The dog

There’s a dog. We love.

Ariana Grande "7 rings" dog