So 2 Chainz is just collaborating with Ariana cause he didn't want to be seen as another "petty" black artist wanting credit for his work? When he confronted her, she said "I thought people knew I took that from you"... w/o giving credit?— Appropriana (@appropriana) March 1, 2019
I can't pretend that's not messed up. pic.twitter.com/2gQgPEWz06
2 Chainz suggested in a recent interview with Genius that he only collaborated with Ariana Grande to avoid being seen as "petty".
The rapper says when he initially confronted Grande about stealing his Trap House installation idea for her 7 Rings music video, she just said "Well yeah, I thought people knew I took that from you."
Instead of continuing to feed into it, he then just decided to swap collaborations with the singer, so he could still get some type of credit. (He appeared on her 7 Rings remix, and in exchange she provided a feature on his album as compensation)