We totally fangirled over Ariana Grande's mini-Victorious reunion with Matt Bennett in her "One Last Time" music video, but now she's being accused of stealing the concept from an indie band called Safia! Both music videos have a similar style, and focus on a love story taking place as a comet hits the Earth.
"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!)," they wrote on their Facebook page.
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"Wouldn't be the first time uncreative talentless [people] 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..."
There are definitely some similarities between the music videos. They both start with grainy footage, and involve two lovers chasing each other throughout the streets before embracing as the comet hits.
But we don't think she would intentionally copy another artist's work. Since "You Are the One" was released in September, and we only heard about her new project in December, there is a possibility that her director took inspiration from it – but we don't think she'd do it on purpose!
Besides, Max Landis said that he pitched a bunch of other ideas to Ariana before they settled on the comet one.
FACT: Before we settled on the comet for #OLT, I pitched @arianagrande a music video idea where she was a UFC fighter who fought furniture.— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) February 17, 2015
FACT: Before we settled on the comet for #OLT, I pitched @arianagrande a music video idea where she was a UFC fighter who fought furniture.
And we think the opening scene may have just been a good excuse to include Liz Gillies as one of the newscasters!
so pumped some of you recognized...YES, THAT IS @LizGillies's beautiful voice in the opening as one of the newscasters! #OneLastTime— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) February 17, 2015
so pumped some of you recognized...YES, THAT IS @LizGillies's beautiful voice in the opening as one of the newscasters! #OneLastTime
Do you think that Ariana stole her music video idea from the band? Are the similarities just coincidental, or did they actually take it? Sound off in the comments!