Cardi B defends Rita Ora's 'Girls' amid criticism from the LGBTQ+ community

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Atlantic RecordsRita Ora issued an apology Monday over her song "Girls", featuring Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX and Cardi B, after some in the the LGBT community said its lyrics suggest that alcohol is a part of same-sex love. Ora added, "I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone".

Much to fans surprise, Rob showed his support by retweeting the message with six praise hands emoji's. Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko were two people that were outspoken about how the song made them feel. "A song like this just fueld the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women".

Ora has called the song a "real gender-fluid freedom record", but it's received a fair amount of pushback from many queer pop artists.

'I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.

Ever the transparent figure, Cardi shared some of her own personal anecdotes and sharing that she has had her own experiences with women.

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'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'. If Perry could she would not have written the song in the same way. The song's lyrics - "Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls" - have come under heavy scrutiny from fans, critics, and other artists.

"Girls" serves as the fourth single from Rita's upcoming sophomore album, following "Your Song", "Anywhere" and the Liam Payne collaboration "For You". & have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period'.

She finished off her Tweet by saying that she has "strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community" throughout her entire career. Now, Bardi's has chimed in on the conversation and explained her intentions with the song.

Eventually, after controversy built around the song over the weekend, Ora took to social media herself, both apologizing and offering some needed clarification about what the song "Girls" means for her personally.

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