Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Cardi B addresses "Girls" controversy: "We never try to cause harm"

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Herman Weaver | 16 May, 2018, 04:20

Cardi B and Rita Ora may have thought they had a hit on their hands when they dropped their collaboration track, "Girls" last week, but the single offended tons of fans and prompted both ladies to issue separate apologies.

The rapper contributed a guest rap on the track, the chorus of which features Rita singing: "Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls, red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".

Cardi also went on, in the same tweet, to say that she felt the song was an accurate expression of her own experiences. "Listen to "GIRLS" by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx.We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song", wrote Cardi.

I have had romantic relationship with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey.

The singer, who is now touring the United Kingdom, took to Instagram on Monday to express her regret over unintentionally hurting members of the LGBTQ community, confessing: 'I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone'.

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People have begun to hate on Cardi for her ignorant comments.

On the criticism that the words and terminology used in the song was offensive, Cardi tweeted, "I know i have use words before that i wasn't aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community.I apologize for that.Not everybody knows the correct "terms" to use.I learned and i stopped using it [sic]".

The video for the song has already been shot with a planned release sometime in the near future.

Ora's own bisexuality is referenced in the song with lyrics like, "I ain't one-sided / I'm open-minded / I'm 50-50 and I'm never going to hide it".

But just underneath the surface is potentially damaging homophobic rhetoric that Hayley Kiyoko, a lesbian artist and active member of the queer community, called out nearly as soon as the song dropped. I apologize for that. "& have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period. love y'all".

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