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

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The song - which features chart-topping artists Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX - aims to project female empowerment, while discussing themes of bisexuality and self-love.

The chorus goes "Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls / red wine I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".

Cardi B has offered a response to Rita Ora's "Girls" in the midst of the controversy. "I would never intentionally cause harm to other LBGTQ+ people or anyone". "Every so often there come certain songs with messaging that is just downright tone-deaf, which does more harm than good for the LGBTQ community", she wrote. The Bardi Gang leader also served as an advocate for those who are not familiar with the proper terminology to properly refer to the LGBT community, while doubling down on not having negative intentions.

Upon its release last week, some took issue with the song's lyrics, suggesting they played up to harmful stereotypes about bisexual people and "fuelled the male gaze", which Cardi has now addressed.


Cardi B has received backlash from the LGBTQ community in the past from some offensive terms she used. I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience, '. Girls was written to represent a truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life.

Revealing the pop hit was created from her personal standpoint, the Hot Right Now songstress added: 'Hello everyone reading this. I apologise for that. 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'. She jokingly tweeted about joining in on the Cardi is canceled party.

"Not everybody knows the correct "terms" to use".

The "Bickenhead" artist also admitted that she too has had several romantic and sexual experiences with women.

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