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Did Ariana Grande Steal The Concept For Her "One Last Time" Video?

A fuming Australian band thinks so.

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Ariana Grande released the video for single “One Last Time” over the weekend and while Arianators were freaking out over a surprise cameo from a former co-star, Australian rockers Safia were worked up for a different reason.

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The band took to Facebook to point out the similarities between the pop star’s new video and their six-month old clip for the song “You Are The One.”

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Director Max Landis then ‏took to Twitter to defend the "One Last Time" video by accusing Safi stealing the concept for their "You Are The One" video from Australian rock group Injured Ninja.

No but seriously for people who are saying we stole @SAFIAmusic 's video, they should watch @Injured_Ninja's video https://t.co/GPxnowixYJ

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

No but seriously for people who are saying we stole @SAFIAmusic 's video, they should watch @Injured_Ninja's video

https://t.co/GPxnowixYJ

8:14 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Slow mo, traffic, purple sky, couple dies together...It's literally the same. I'd never seen either video before today.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

Slow mo, traffic, purple sky, couple dies together...It's literally the same. I'd never seen either video before today.

8:14 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Both videos are sick, and one is pretty clearly...inspired...by the other one. They're nearly identical, actually.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

Both videos are sick, and one is pretty clearly...inspired...by the other one. They're nearly identical, actually.

8:15 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I talked to Safia and they were very cool about it, but guys, I gotta be serious with you for a minute, as a creative person

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

I talked to Safia and they were very cool about it, but guys, I gotta be serious with you for a minute, as a creative person

8:17 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And just give you some advice, as a friend. I'm being a friend to you right now.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

And just give you some advice, as a friend. I'm being a friend to you right now.

8:18 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protip: don't accuse someone of stealing for having similar tropes if you REALLY ACTUALLY STOLE YOUR VIDEO YOU'RE ACCUSING THEM OF STEALING.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

Protip: don't accuse someone of stealing for having similar tropes if you REALLY ACTUALLY STOLE YOUR VIDEO YOU'RE ACCUSING THEM OF STEALING.

8:19 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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EVERYBODY GOT THAT? Let's do this one...last...time. https://t.co/GPxnowixYJ https://t.co/PkaAkaDGQi both australian, 2011.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

EVERYBODY GOT THAT? Let's do this one...last...time.

https://t.co/GPxnowixYJ

https://t.co/PkaAkaDGQi

both australian, 2011.

8:20 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I hope you fucking love the #OLT video as much as I do. But I don't love enough to steal. Anything. *Ever.*

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

I hope you fucking love the #OLT video as much as I do. But I don't love enough to steal. Anything. *Ever.*

8:21 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

coincidences are coincidences tropes are tropes But those in glass houses shouldn't throw meteors.

Max Landis@UptomykneesFollow

coincidences are coincidences

tropes are tropes

But those in glass houses shouldn't throw meteors.

8:21 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Last night, however, the band backed down from their original outrage in a Facebook statement, writing that while "it’s important to stand up for our work... we’re ready to move on."

  1. What do you think? Was Team Ariana was a little too ~inspired~ by Safia's music video?

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    Yes! They are almost identical in concept and execution.
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    No way! Nobody has a copyright on "videos about the apocalypse" and the clips are totally different.
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What do you think? Was Team Ariana was a little too ~inspired~ by Safia's music video?
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    Yes! They are almost identical in concept and execution.
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    No way! Nobody has a copyright on "videos about the apocalypse" and the clips are totally different.
 
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