"Exactly me too.My own friends be like " I'm a dyke so i never thought it was a offensive word.I was like wtf", Cardi B replied. "I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls; I've loved women my entire life", she said, adding that the song's message "belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community". 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.
Rob's statement is particularly shocking due to his complicated history with Rita.
Rob and Rita famously split in 2012 amid unsubstantiated claims that she cheated on him.
Cardi B has now come to the defense of the song, writing on Twitter, "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! A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women", Kiyoko wrote on Twitter.
The song "does more harm than good for the LGBTQ community", singer Hayley Kiyoko said on twitter.
Fans praised Cardi B for releasing the apology, with one commenting: "I went through this myself".
She added: 'It's important for us artists to use our platforms to move the cultural needle forward, not backwards'. Now, Bardi's has chimed in on the conversation and explained her intentions with the song. "& have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period. love y'all".
Rita's backlash comes after the singer touched on her romantic experiences with men and women. If Perry could she would not have written the song in the same way.
"You guys want me to be something that I'm not and I'm not going to let you make me feel like I'm something that I'm not". I'm not saying I'm 70/30. That's just how it's gonna be'.