Who Is Farrah Moan and Why Is She Accusing Ariana Grande Of ‘Stealing’?
Many of us can probably agree that Ariana Grande is one of the most idolized celebrities of today.
With her chart-topping hits and incredible vocals, not many people have had bad things to say about the singer, until now.
It turns out that RuPaul’s Drag Race star Farrah Moan isn’t the biggest fan of Grande at the moment and wants others to know that the singer isn’t as innocent as she appears.
Farrah Moan is a RuPaul’s Drag Race alum
Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that is not always the case.
Ariana Grande has become known for not only her out of this world vocals, but also for her amazing fashion.
From her oversized blazers to her thigh-high boots, many of us have definitely come accustomed to the singer’s style, but not everyone thinks Grande’s fashion is unique.
On September 3, news broke that the pop star filed a $10 million lawsuit against Forever 21 and Riley Rose, after the retailers uploaded photos to social media of a “look-alike model” in clothing and accessories resembling ones from the singer’s music videos, including “7 Rings.”
While many have been sharing their thoughts on the accusations, one reality star isn’t on Ariana Grande’s side when it comes to this lawsuit.
Farrah Moan, who is best known for competing on the hit VH1 competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 4, recently took to Twitter to call out the singer for “stealing” her “7 Rings” look.
On September 4, the reality star weighed in on the singer’s lawsuit against the retailer by sharing side by side photos of her and Grande wearing the same outfit.
According to Moan, she was the first one who introduced the embellished bodysuit to the world and for Grande to continue profiting off it just doesn’t sit right with the drag queen.
“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),” the reality star captioned the photos. “I guess stealing from queer artists for profit is fine tho.”
Moan even shared a gif from Grande’s “7 Rings” video, parodying the lyrics in the caption, “You like my look? Gee thanks, just stole it!”
Grande’s “7 Rings” continues to stir up controversy
Though Farrah Moan isn’t upset with the person who designed Ariana Grande’s music video outfit, the RuPaul’s Drag Race alum does feel as though the singer purposefully copied her look.
“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,” Moan wrote. “So no, I don’t fault the drag queen that made it at all. Ariana has COIN.”
“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 explained.
While Farrah Moan made it clear that she isn’t looking to gain anything from speaking up against Grande, the drag queen hopes that people can understand where she is coming from.
“But the point is her team also stole. U can attack me all day but it’s not gonna change anything,” Moan tweeted. “I can admit I was petty with that gif I posted& I’ll apologize for that but at the end of the day they did what they did. Idc about suing anyone, just needed to put this out there.”
Though no one saw this new revelation coming, this actually isn’t the first time the singer has been faced with backlash over her song “7 Rings”.
In January, the singer was accused of ripping off rapper Princess Nokia after she noticed the hitmaker’s track sounded very similar to her song, “Mine.”
In addition to that, Soulja Boy also claimed the pop star stole his song, “Pretty Boy Swag.”
While Grande quickly issued an apology after those accusations came to light, the singer has yet to release a statement responding to Farrah Moan’s claims.