By: Rico Panacea (@RicoPanacea)
(AllHipHop Rumors) Over the weekend Rita Ora released her latest single "Girls" featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX.
The song was praised by some, but strongly disliked by others. "Girls" is an energetic club record meant to ignite the dance floor as women party and explore their sexuality.
However, the single has received some criticism due to the theme of the record. Singers such as Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko have spoken out against the single. Kehlani felt like the singers had a chance to record a different together. Kiyoko, thought the single was tone-deaf and belittled members of the LGBTQ community.
The single has definitely received its share of harsh criticism in the short period its been out. This prompted Rita Ora to release a statement and apology.
“I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone,” said Rita Ora.
She continued, “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’m ever thankful to my fans for teaching me to love myself no matter what. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community thoughout my entire career and always will be.”
The video for the single is already shot and expected to be released sometime soon.