Cardi B has now come to the defense of the song, writing on Twitter, "Listen to "GIRLS" by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx.We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song.I personally myself had experiences with other woman, shiieeett with a lot of woman!"
After disappearing from social media on Saturday following some harsh comments from Azealia Banks, the "Bodak Yellow" star was tweeting Tuesday and sticking up for the new song she's featured on, "Girls".
Ever the transparent figure, Cardi shared some of her own personal anecdotes and sharing that she has had her own experiences with women. If Perry could she would not have written the song in the same way.
"Girls" contains the lyrics, "Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".
I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBT+ community throughout my entire career and always will be. A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalising the idea of women loving women... & have met them all and respect them. Kiyoko also expressed trepidation about speaking out in her tweeted message, saying, "I literally have a knot in my stomach right now".
Of this backlash, Ora has responded with a statement on Twitter.
She said: 'I knew people were going to look into it like that. She added that the song represented her truth and an honest moment from her past.
'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'.
"I know this wasn't the intention of the artists on the song, but it's the lack of consideration behind these lyrics that really [gets to] me".