Cardi B has chimed in to address the drama surrounding her recent collaboration with Rita Ora on the song "Girls". The refrain reads: "sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".
Cardi, who previously issued apologies for offensive terminology she once freely wielded and also stood up for fiancé Offset when he experienced a backlash of his own, tweeted out her response this morning. "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. On the surface, "Girls" is a saucy, bubble-gum, feel-good pop song with a soaring hook, a satisfyingly crunchy rap feature from Cardi ("I'm so sexy I seduce myself") and smooth-as-butter vocal additions from Charli and Bebe.
Revealing the pop hit was created from her personal standpoint, the Hot Right Now songstress added: 'Hello everyone reading this.
The video for the song has already been shot with a planned release sometime in the near future.
"'Girls' was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life", she wrote in a post on Twitter. I apologize for that. "I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone", she wrote. Many have remarked that the song preys on bisexual stereotypes, with singer Hayley Kiyoko calling the song's message "tone-deaf." Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko were two people that were outspoken about how the song made them feel. "I learned and i stopped using it".
The "Bickenhead" artist also admitted that she too has had several romantic and sexual experiences with women. & have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period'.
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.