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Rita Ora Apologizes for 'Girls' in Wake of Twitter Backlash

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Rita Ora released a song featuring Cardi B, Charli XCX, and Bebe Rexha called "Girls," and it's been widely criticized as trivializing or marginalizing female same-sex intimacy.

The chorus of the song goes: “Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls.”

Take a listen below: 


Out and proud queer artists like Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani have publically voiced their grievances with the track, writing: 


Today, Rita Ora has issued an apology for her tone-deaf lyrics, writing:  

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