Cardi B Tweets Apology For Her Past Use Of LGBTQ+ Slurs

Ilya S. Savenok via Getty Images                   Cardi B

Ilya S. Savenok via Getty Images Cardi B

Cardi B and Rita Ora may have thought they had a hit on their hands when they dropped their collaboration track, "Girls" last week, but the single offended tons of fans and prompted both ladies to issue separate apologies.

It hasn't been easy to do so in the mainstream music world, either, as she explained to Elle's Estelle Tang previous year. "I personally myself had experiences with other woman, shiieeett with a lot of woman [sic]", she added. I definitely said it because I can - and it was one of those things where, if I was 50/50...

"Listen to "GIRLS" by Rita Ora ft me [Bebe Rexha] and [Charli XCX]". I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience, '.

In a series of tweets, the rapper claimed that the song was not meant to "cause harm". "Girls", which also features pop singers Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, was intended as a celebration of sexual freedom but instead became the focal point of a discussion about harmful stereotyping and marginalization after a few queer artists and fans called out some of the song's lyrics.

Cardi is back to tweeting as normal, including promotion of her "Invastion of Privacy" album and woes of pregnancy, however she's not back on Instagram yet.

Of this backlash, Ora has responded with a statement on Twitter. I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls; I've loved women my entire life'.

During an interview with People, Rita - who has been dating songwriter Andrew Watt for over a year - was asked about whether the song is linked to her own sexuality.

"Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life". Kiyoko also expressed trepidation about speaking out in her tweeted message, saying, "I literally have a knot in my stomach right now". The song was released by Perry in 2008 and since then the pop star has said her lyrics were outdated with "a couple of stereotypes". 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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