Rita Ora has released the visuals to her newest controversial single “Girls”.
In the video where she shares a kiss with Cardi B and featured artists in the likes of Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha had lesbian, bisexual and queer female artists like Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko Reacting on social media, as they perceived the video and lyrics to be offensive
. They noted that the song, which was written by a majority male team of songwriters, built upon male gaze-y stereotypes of sexual intimacy between two women.
In the process of apologizing, Ora publicly came out as bisexual and emphasized that the song’s story was about her personal experiences.
“I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone,” she wrote. “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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