Cardi B Apologizes For 'Girls' And States She Had No 'Bad Intentions'

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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. "Girls" features lyrics like, "I ain't one-sided, I'm open-minded", and "I'm 50-50 and I'm never gonna hide it".

Ora has called the song a "real gender-fluid freedom record", but it's received a fair amount of pushback from many queer pop artists.

Rita's backlash comes after the singer touched on her romantic experiences with men and women.

"Definitely. I definitely want it to feel like it's an anthem to somebody", Ora told the magazine. "So I'll take it!"

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"This song is literally about wanting to hehe kiss girls when you're drinking and smoking weed", she said. "That's a great example of me having to drive my point of trying to normalize girl-on-girl relationships, because people just think that's obscene".

The latter certainly implies the same idea of girl-on-girl hookups as a performance for male attention that was present in Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl".

Ora's new song, however, isn't sitting well with everyone.

The Curious belter continued to express her opinions on social media last week, revealing that she believes the song 'does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community'. "I personally myself had experiences with other woman, shiieeett with a lot of woman [sic]", she added. "This type of message is risky because it completely invalidates and belittles the very pure feelings of an entire community". I feel I have a responsibility to protect that whenever possible.

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After the release on Friday, several fans and a few LGBT artists like Kehlani slammed the song for being exploitative. & have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period'.

Ora has yet to address the criticisms.

Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha have not responded to the backlash thus far.

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.

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Listen to "Girls" below.