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Cardi B Issues Apology For Offensive Language On New Feature "Girls"

16 May 2018

Ora previously told People magazine she wanted the song, which also features Charli XCX, Cardi B and Bebe Rexha, to be a bisexual anthem. "I [thought] the song was a good song and i remember my experience", she posted.

Ora added, "I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone".

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The pair dated for a couple of months before splitting back in 2012, and at the time Rob claimed that Rita "cheated on me with almost 20 dudes while we were together". "A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women". Artists including Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani called Ora out for including lyrics like "Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/ Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls", which they said contributed to continued stereotypes about same-sex female love simply being a phase. Now, Bardi's has chimed in on the conversation and explained her intentions with the song.

When a fan tweeted to her that she had a similar experience with using the word "dyke", Cardi retweeted her and wrote, "Exactly me too". & have met them all and respect them.

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Rita's backlash comes after the singer touched on her romantic experiences with men and women. "I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone", she wrote.

Cardi is back to tweeting as normal, including promotion of her "Invastion of Privacy" album and woes of pregnancy, however she's not back on Instagram yet. If Perry could she would not have written the song in the same way. I'm not saying I'm 70/30. I'm not hiding what I am, who I am, if I wanna do this, if I wanna do that.

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Today Cardi addressed the "Girls" lyrics and her past use of LGBTQ+ slurs. 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'.

Cardi B Issues Apology For Offensive Language On New Feature