An artist named Josh Stone, who goes by the stage name of Dot, sued Ariana Grande and her co-writers, claiming "7 Rings" is a rip off of his 2017 track called "You Need it I Got It
In the lawsuit filed in January 2020, Stone claimed that he'd played his song to frequent Ariana Grande collaborator Tommy Brown and others during a meeting at Universal Music Publishing. According to the suit, "Brown simply took 'I Got It' to Ariana Grande and the other defendants and later repackaged 'I Got It' into '7 Rings.'"
Stone also notes in the lawsuit just how similar the two songs are, stating: "A lay person listening to the 'hook' and chorus of both songs can hear the strikingly similar and, at times, identical beat, rhythm and lyrics of both songs."
The New York court where the litigation was filed confirmed in March 2021 that a settlement had been reached.