Rita Ora's new track "Girls", which features Carid B, Bebe Rexha and Charlie XCX, was supposed to celebrate Ora's bisexuality.
However, some in the LGBT community -- including singer Kehlani -- aren't feeling it, calling the track "tone deaf" and "harmful" in the way it trivializes batting from both sides of the plate.
and don’t make this personal.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 11, 2018
i have an incredible song out with one of the artists, and would love to work with the other three as well. & have met them all and respect them.
there. were. harmful. lyrics.
period. love y’all. 🤗
There's also been additional backlash for Cardi, thanks to a resurfaced interview with The Breakfast Club on which she referred to lesbians as dykes.
Both Cardi and Rita have apologized for any harm they have done.
Listen to “GIRLS” by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx .We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song .I personally myself had experiences with other woman ,shiieeett with a lot of woman ! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience .— iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
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.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
pic.twitter.com/p53aQxfQg2— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) May 14, 2018
Here's the track in question:
What do you think?