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

Cardi B Issues Apology For Offensive Language On New Feature

After dropping her new single "Girls" with Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX and Cardi B, Rita Ora has faced some backlash from her fans and the public in general.

Cardi also went on, in the same tweet, to say that she felt the song was an accurate expression of her own experiences. In short, it's a bop. And while at first listen it may seem innocent enough, members of the LGBTQ+ community have been urging people to think a little deeper.

Previously, Rita had claimed she wanted the song to become a bisexual anthem, and in her apology, stated that the track had been written based on her own experiences.

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".


Eventually, after controversy built around the song over the weekend, Ora took to social media herself, both apologizing and offering some needed clarification about what the song "Girls" means for her personally. A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalising the idea of women loving women... "I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls; I've loved women my entire life", she said, adding that the song's message "belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community". In a statement Cardi released on Twitter on May 15, the Bronx rapper explained how holding on to stereotypes was not her intention.

"You guys want me to be something that I'm not and I'm not going to let you make me feel like I'm something that I'm not".

She continued: "I know i have use words before that i wasn't aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community". I grew up in a small city where people always said "dike" so I thought it was an okay thing to say but when I moved away I quickly learned it was offensive. "& have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period. love y'all".

"We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song", said the "Bodak Yellow" rapper in a tweet.

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