Cardi B has spoken out after Rita Ora apologized amid criticism from the LGBTQ community over the lyrics to her coming out song “Girls”.
The song, which is released Friday and also features Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, contained lyrics hinting at the singer’s bisexuality.
“I’m fifty-fifty and I’m never gonna hide it,” Ora sings at one point.
It was the song’s chorus, which included the lyrics, “Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/ Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls,” that got the 27-year-old into trouble in some people’s eyes.
Kehlani tweeted her thoughts on the song, referring to “awkward slurs.”
Hayley Kiyoko posted a statement on her Twitter account, calling out the song for its “tone-deaf” messaging.
On Monday, Ora tweeted an apology for the song’s lyrics, writing, “I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ people or anyone.”
Ora also used the opportunity to confirm that she has had relationships with both men and women. “‘Girls’ was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life,” she wrote.
Cardi B then took to Twitter Tuesday to insist, “Not everybody knows the correct ‘terms’ to use.”
See her full posts and the reaction they got on social media below: