Rita Ora is bringing the girl power in her new single “Girls” which features Bebe Rexha, Cardi B and Charli XCX.
“For those who aren’t afraid to rule the world, this is our anthem,” Ora said of the song in a statement. “A celebration of love.”
In the chorus of the upbeat pop track, Ora sings, “Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/ Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls,” bringing to mind Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” which became a breakout hit back in 2008.
The 27-year-old singer trades verses with Rexha and Charli XCX throughout the song, while Cardi B delivers a killer rap in her usual brash style, spitting, “Seven-figure, never need a n***a/ I steal your chick, have her down with the scissor.”
Ora recently told Metro that the song was inspired by 2001’s “Lady Marmalade,” the all-star collaboration between Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink. Much like the iconic “Lady Marmalade” team-up, the “Your Song” hitmaker also plans to film a music video for “Girls” with her fellow collaborators.
“Thank you to all the fellow boss women who so kindly graced this song with me — each representing who they are and where they are from,” Ora said. “I hope you dance your socks off with us!”
“Girls” is now available to stream. Listen above.