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Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Cardi B Responds To The Backlash Against Her Rita Ora Collaboration, 'Girls'

Cardi B Responds To The Backlash Against Her Rita Ora Collaboration, 'Girls'

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 also took ownership of offensive comments she has made in the past and said she has worked hard to change her ways when it comes to using offensive language.

In her letter, Rita said, "I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life" and that she "would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone".

'I personally myself had experiences with other woman, shiieeett with a lot of woman!

Now Cardi B is chiming in to defend the song, sharing that she too has had relationships with women in the past-a fact that she shared years ago on Love & Hip Hop and in several past interviews.

In another tweet, Cardi B apologized to the LGBTQ community for using words that she "wasn't aware" were offensive.

The video for the song has already been shot with a planned release sometime in the near future. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be'. Although Rita stayed silent on the subject over the weekend, she posted a note on Twitter addressing the backlash and got some unexpected support. Many have remarked that the song preys on bisexual stereotypes, with singer Hayley Kiyoko calling the song's message "tone-deaf." I apologise for that.

Kiyoko released a statement claiming that the song "does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community" while Kehlani hit out at its "harmful lyrics".

Ora herself also apologized on Monday by tweeting, "I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song..." & have met them all and respect them.

"I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls; I've loved women all my life", she wrote.

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