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Cardi B stands up for collab with Rita Ora on controversial ‘Girls’

No harm meant.

Cardi B issues her own statement of apology for the controversial song “Girls”

Recently Rita Ora has come under serious fire and criticism for her recent single “Girls”, which she collaborated on with Cardi BCharli XCX, and Bebe Rexha.

The general public as well as artists such as including Kehlani, Hayley Kiyoko, and MUNA have made open criticism of the song’s bold and controversial lyrics which includes lines regarding “scissoring”, getting drunk on “wine red”, and kissing girls.

Yesterday Ora wrote a note of apology and explanation of the song on Twitter yesterday, saying:

“Hello everyone reading this. Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life.

I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey.

I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to any other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.

Looking forward, I hope that continuing to express myself through my art will empower my fans to feel as proud of themselves as I’m learning to feel about who I am.

I’m ever thankful to my fans for teaching me to love myself no matter what.

I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBT+ community throughout my entire career and always will be.

Love, Rita.”

Today her “Girls” collaborator Cardi B has stepped forward to issue her own defense and apology regarding the song with two tweets, saying:

“Listen to “GIRLS” by Rita Ora ft me [Bebe Rexha] and [Charli XCX]. We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song.

I personally myself had experiences with other woman, shiieeett with a lot of woman! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience.

I know i have use words before that i wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community. I apologize for that. Not everybody knows the correct “terms “to use. I learned and i stopped using it.”

At press time Rexha and Charli have yet to comment on the criticism regarding “Girls”.

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Watch: Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX Girls

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