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13 May 2018, 08:46 | Updated: 14 May 2018, 09:45
Kehlani isn't happy with the song's message...
Kehlani has called out Rita Ora’s new star-studded collaboration ‘Girls’, which features Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, for attempting to fetishize the LGBTQ community.
The song, which was released on Friday, already has over 2.5 million views on YouTube.
However since its release, the racy single has been getting backlash from a number of artists.
Singer Hayley Kiyoko released a statement about the song and it’s “dangerous message” on Twitter, claiming that it “belittles and invalidities” the LGBTQ community.
Kehlani quoted the tweet and wrote “100” before adding more context via her own tweets.
“Every artist on the song is fantastic, and very much loved and supported by me,” she wrote. By all of us. But this isn’t about talent. It’s about choice.”
every artist on the song is fantastic, and very much loved and supported by me... by all of us. but this isn’t about talent. it’s about choice.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 11, 2018
She added: “I have an incredible song out with one of the artists and would love to work with the other three as well. And have met them all and respect them.
“There. Were. Harmful. Lyrics. Period. Love Y’all.”
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. 🤗
Meanwhile, Rita Ora has told Billboard that the song “is not that deep”.
"I just really wanted to show a side of me that just represents freedom and the belief [that you should] really be what you want to be," she said.
"It’s not actually that deep. It really is just about that. It’s a free message, and for me, really fun. It’s just a fun record."