Cardi B Responds To Backlash Over ‘Girls’ & Reveals She’s Had Experiences With Women

16 May 2018, 12:08

Cardi B performs at Coachella Festival 2018
Cardi B performs at Coachella Festival 2018. Picture: Getty

The Bronx rapper has addressed the criticism.

Cardi B has spoken out after facing backlash for her new collaboration with Rita Ora, 'Girls'.

The song, which also features vocalists Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha, garnered negative feedback from members of the LGBT community upon its release, with fellow musician Kehlani labelling it as 'harmful' and 'non-progressive'.

In response to the criticism, Cardi took to Twitter to defend the song, and explained that the quartet would "never try to cause harm or had bad intentions".

Kehlani Slams Rita Ora & Cardi B's New Song 'Girls' For Their "Harmful Lyrics"

The rapper also opened up on her own experiences with women, adding: "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."

Cardi also apologised for any previous offence caused by her past use of language when speaking about the LBGT community.

"Not everybody knows the correct “terms “to use.I learned and i stopped using it," she wrote.

Rita Ora issued her own apology regarding the song, where she explained that it was created to "represent her truth" and depict an "accurate account of a very real and honest experience."

"I have had romantic relationship with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey. I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone," she wrote.

"I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone. Looking forward, I hope that continuing to express myself through my art will empower my fans to feel as proud of themselves as I’m learning to feel about who I am."

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