Plagiarism Ariana Grande Accused Of Stealing SAFIA’s Video Concept

Ariana Grande's latest clip has been accused of lifting the concept from another clip released last year by the Australian group SAFIA.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Ariana Grande's latest clip "One Last Time" has been accused of lifting the concept from another clip released last year by the Australian group SAFIA.

Immediately after the video was released, members of Canberra's indie/electronica group SAFIA were drawn to its thematic similarities with their own clip, "You Are The One," which was directed by Jimmy Ennett from Crux Media and posted to YouTube last September.

The wrote on the Facebook page with Ariana’s video attached "This might just be coincidence but to us it looks like either the people at Ariana Grande's label or the film maker have seen our clip for 'You Are The One' & reworked the concept a little bit and then straight up stolen and copied some bits...(ESPECIALLY THE END!)

Wouldn't be the first time uncreative talentless fucks from big labels and/or big film firms steal ideas from small independent creatives who are trying really hard to make something different for a change..."

On Wednesday, after reportedly receiving death threats via social media, the group changed it tone. The battle is now off. The group wrote on Facebook “Hey guys, its been a really weird 72 hours and things have escalated very quickly regarding the Ariana Grande video situation. Firstly, we want to thank all of our fans and friends for caring enough about our work and pointing the similarities out to us. We love that you are as passionate as we are about originality and creativity. That being said, while we do find an uncanny similarity in certain parts of the two clips, there’s no way of ever proving whether Ariana’s clip was influenced by ‘You Are The One’ and it genuinely may have just been a coincidence.

We're not after Ariana, Max or their label either we were simply voicing our concerns in what is sometimes a common occurrence in the music industry.

We feel it’s important to stand up for our work which we spend so much of our lives devoted to, but we’re ready to move on from this. This is not how we want our name to reach the masses, if you hear about us we want it to be because of our music and not because of a 'scandal'.

Much love

SAFIA xx”

Watch the two videos below and judge for yourself.

Ariana Grande - One Last Time

 

SAFIA - You Are The One

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 2017 BET Awards Check out the full list of 2017 BET awards nomineesbullet
2 Pulse List Top 10 Ghanaian songs of March 2017bullet
3 Pulse List Top 10 Ghanaian songs of January 2017bullet
4 The hit list! Top 10 Ghanaian songs of April 2017bullet
5 "I'm sorry daddy" Sarkodie apologises to Freddy Meiway for...bullet
6 Leaked Mr Eazi - Skin Tight (remix) feat. Rita Ora & Wizkid...bullet
7 BET Experience Ghana's Stonebwoy to perform at BETX main stagebullet
8 New Music Lil Win - Ladder Feat. Odehyieba (Prod By Slo Deezy)bullet
9 Family business Shatta Wale features son and baby-mama...bullet
10 9ice I didn't promote fraud in my 'Living Things' -...bullet

Top Videos

1 Music Video Agnes Iro - Follow The Ladder To Heavenbullet
2 Audio Shatta Wale - Maxwell Adam Mahama [Justice For Mahama]bullet
3 Video Yaw Nänna tours Takoradibullet
4 Video Efya & Eddy Kenzo perform "Too Much" in Coke Studio Africabullet
5 Trailer Kan-I - Tingaling feat. Jupitarbullet
6 Short skirt Ghanaians react to no short dresses to Ghana Movie...bullet
7 Wizkid Afrobeats star on BBC Radio 1Xtrabullet
8 Video Edem - Nana Ebabullet
9 Video Adangba talks about new video "Yagkara"bullet

Music