Rita Ora defends her new song ‘Girls’ after criticism
Written by Ethan Lowerson-Marshall on 15th May 2018
Rita Ora’s having to defend her new song ‘Girls’ following accusations it exploits the bisexual community.
The track which was released on Friday, is on the Spark playlist, and features Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha.
Ora has revealed that she’s had “romantic relationships” with both men and women.
The star took to Twitter to say she never intended to cause any harm and apologised for the lyrics if they caused offence.
In a screenshot statement, Ora added that the track is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in her life.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) May 14, 2018
“Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life” – @RitaOra
The statement also mentioned how she continues to support the LGBTQ+ community.
“I would never internationally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community.” – @RitaOra
Meanwhile, featured artist Cardi B has also spoke out defending the message behind the track.
“We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song. I personally myself had experiences with other [women]. I [thought] the song was a good song“ – @iamCardiB
The song has already had over 4.5 million views on the lyric video alone.