According to the Russian painter Vladimir Kush, Ariana Grande would have been guilty of stealing his idea. Kush believes that twenty years ago he made a painting on which a woman is dancing in the flame of a candle, something Grande does in the clip of her song God Is A Woman . 

For Kush, this is enough reason to sue the singer. This reports entertainment website TMZ .

The video was released in 2018 and was made by the production company Freenjoy, which is responsible for many clips from major artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Travis Scott and The Weekend. According to Kush, Freenjoy has a hand to steal artistic work from others. For example, a fellow artist would have reported with a complaint that his work had been taken over in a clip by Kendrick Lamar.

Kush sues Grande and the production company for infringement of copyright and wants an order to have the video in question removed online. The clip God Is A Woman is now almost 200 million views on YouTube.