Cardi B Speaks On 'Girls' Single After Criticism Spills Online

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Days after making her Twitter private, Cardi B is back on the social media platform to publicly weigh in on her now-controversial collaboration "Girls" with Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha. She explained that she was ignorant at the time and after gaining knowledge about these terms, she stopped using them. "We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song", she wrote.

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

Ora, 27, has responded to the criticism of the song, saying she was "sorry [if] how I expressed myself in the song has hurt anyone".

The video for the song has already been shot with a planned release sometime in the near future.

If anything proves that the pop music mainstream still has quite a ways to go before it has achieved true acceptance of the LGBTQ community, it's the fact that both of these artists - who, again, are members of the LGBTQ community themselves - still have to worry about facing career repercussions for speaking up. Although Rita stayed silent on the subject over the weekend, she posted a note on Twitter addressing the backlash and got some unexpected support.

The song has faced a backlash from the LGBTQ+ community, with pop singer Hayley Kiyoko and R&B artist Kehlani criticising the track for being "downright tone-deaf." "I apologize for that.Not everybody knows the correct 'terms 'to use".

Calling out: Distraction hitmaker Kehlani also revealed her thoughts on the song, stating, 'there. were. harmful. lyrics. period'. I grew up in a small city where people always said "d*ke" so I thought it was an okay thing to say but when I moved away I quickly learned it was offensive. I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls; I've loved women my entire life'.

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