Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Cardi B Responds To 'Girls' Song Controversy, Apologizes To LGBTQ Community

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Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2018, 04:19

Then she was featured on Rita Ora's song "Girls" that received backlash for its lyrics.

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

Cardi B took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to shed light on her intentions and even offered up some information about her past relationships with women. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.

Ora, 27, has responded to the criticism of the song, saying she was "sorry [if] how I expressed myself in the song has hurt anyone".

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". I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience, '. She apologized for any previous offence and said that once she learned what terms were offensive, she stopped using them.

Rita's backlash comes after the singer touched on her romantic experiences with men and women. "I know I have used words before that I wasn't aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community", she wrote on Twitter.

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. She also said that the song "belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community".

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

Though she wasn't specific, Kehlani seems to be referring to lines like Cardi B's "I steal your bitch, have her down with the scissor", or Charli XCX's line, "Last night we got with the dude/I saw him, he was looking at you, so I said hey..."