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Rita Ora apologises for lyrics of song ‘Girls’ following widespread criticism

After a widespread criticism that Rita Ora had to face after the release of her song ‘Girls,’ she posted a tweet where she apologized and gave an explanation on the lyrics of the song. The song ‘Girls,’ released last week, features Charli XCX, Charli XCX and Cardi B and is based on themes of bisexuality.

Rita Ora apologises for lyrics of song ‘Girls’ following widespread criticism

While some people liked the song and termed it as a ‘bisexual anthem,’ some others were seen having problems with the lyrics of the song. Most of the issues came from the fact that the song, which praises the unusual female experience, had a writing team consisting more of men.

When Ora apologized for the message the song brought out, she also stood out to be bisexual. She posted a note on her official Twitter handle where she wrote that the song “was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of an authentic and honest experience in my life.” She further revealed that earlier she has had “romantic relationships with women and men” and the main perspective of the song was to represent her “personal journey.”

She went on and apologized if her song ‘hurt anyone.’ She said that she would never try and cause harm intentionally to ‘other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.’ Ora continued and said that she looks forward to continuing expressing herself via her art to empower her fans to feel as proud of themselves as she learns to handle who she is.

Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani also shared their views on the song on their Twitter accounts. Kehlani said that there are several ‘awkward slurs’ in the song while Kiyoko termed the song ‘downward tone-deaf’ for the way the song ‘fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.’ However, both the artists also expressed their fandom for the four artists featured in the song and also support expressions of sexuality in any form.

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