Who are Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' friends? A guide to her BFFs in the music video
18 January 2019, 15:59
Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' friends are a group of talented women. The pop star celebrated her friendships with matching rings from Tiffany's and the new music video is the perfect homage to them. Ariana's best friends Alexa Luria, Courtney Chipolone, and Victoria Monét appear in the '7 Rings' music video, as do other members of Ari's talented clique.
The video for Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' dropped this week and much of the song's lyrics and visual pay homage to the singer's close friends. Some of her pals who feature in the video have also also worked on and appeared in her other projects. From Victoria Monét to Courtney Chipolone and Alexa Luria, here's a quick guide to the very talented women who appear alongside Ariana Grande in '7 Rings'.
Before we get into who is who, here is the story behind 7 rings.
According to Ariana, after a difficult day in New York City, she and her girls decided to go to Tiffany's. Once there, they got into some champagne and ended up getting matching rings. Ariana says "it was very insane and funny" and that Njomza had the idea to turn the whole experience into a song.
well ............. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings. 💍 it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘bitch, this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon. https://t.co/CoczmPj1Fo— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 1, 2018
me, vic, courtney, alexa, tayla, njomza, kaydence (and my mom and nonna so technically nine but they got theirs after song was done) https://t.co/y6G9HGQTh4— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 1, 2018
Victoria Monét is one of Ariana's close friends and frequent collaborators. The talented writer and performer has co-written songs with Ariana including 'thank u, next', 'Be Alright' and 'Honeymoon Avenue'. She can also be seen in the 'thank u, next' music video and alongside the popstar in the Ellen performance of 'thank u, next'.
Victoria has released her own music as well, including 4 EPs (Nightmares & Lullabies: 1, Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2, Life After Love Pt. 1, and Life After Love Pt. 2.) Victoria is credited as a writer on '7 Rings'.
Courtney Chipolone is one of Ariana's very good friends who also happens to hail from her native Boca Raton, FL. The two are such good pals, Ari has even referred to Courtney as her "cousin" in the past. Ariana also happens to have a "court" tattoo on her knee.
Tayla Parx is another one of Ariana's collaborators. The singer, songwriter, and actress has worked with the likes of BTS, Janelle Monáe, Panic! At The Disco and Demi Lovato. Tayla also performed 'thank u, next' with Ariana and Victoria on Ellen.
Tayla has appeared in Hairspray, an episode of Victorious and some episodes of True Jackson VP. Tayla is credited as a writer on '7 Rings'.
Njomza was a frequent collaborator of Mac Miller's and was also signed to his imprint label reMeMber. During the wild trip to Tiffany's, it was Njomza who suggested that the experience be turned into a song. Njomza is credited as a writer on '7 Rings'.
Alexa is another one of Ariana's close childhood friends. The travel enthusiast and influencer appeared alongside Ariana in the 'thank u, next' video and, now in the '7 rings' video.
According to Alexa, she and Ariana have been best friends for over 17 years. Alexa is also good friends with Courtney Chipolone and Victoria Monét.
Like many in Ari's crew, Kaydence is also an accomplished songwriter and artist. The pair met after Kaydence was invited to share beats that would later be included on Sweetener. According to Kaydence, the two hit it off quickly and became good friends after working together on the album.