Rita Ora reveals female romances after LGBT lyrics backlash


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. "I just gotta rape your face sometimes", Cardi said if someone isn't doing a good job. In short, it's a bop.

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."

Kiyoko went on to point out the fact that all of the girl-on-girl makeouts described in "Girls" are associated with intoxication, as in the song's chorus: "I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".

Cardi also appeared to address a very problematic past interview in which she used the slur "d*ke" to refer to lesbians, and said she can't "catch feelings" for or be in a relationship with girls.

She added, "I personally myself had experiences with other woman, with a lot of woman!"

Now, Cardi, who has previously identified as bisexual, has responded to criticisms like Hayley's with a statement on Twitter, saying that it's based on her own personal experiences with other women.

Ora herself also apologized on Monday by tweeting, "I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song..."

"I know i have use words before that i wasn't aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community", she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

'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 have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be'. "We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song", she wrote.

The "Bodak Yellow" singer took the moment to also apologize for her past use of gay slurs, loosely referencing a controversy a year ago when her fiancé Offset used the phrase "I can not vibe with queers" in a freestyle verse and she defended him.