Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Cardi B Tweets Apology For Her Past Use Of LGBTQ+ Slurs

Cardi B Tweets Apology For Her Past Use Of LGBTQ+ Slurs

Rita Ora came under fire earlier this week after the release of her new pop single "Girls".

It hasn't been easy to do so in the mainstream music world, either, as she explained to Elle's Estelle Tang past year. "I personally myself had experiences with other woman, sh**eeett with a lot of woman!" I definitely said it because I can - and it was one of those things where, if I was 50/50...

"Listen to "GIRLS" by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx".

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When a fan tweeted to her that she had a similar experience with using the word "dyke", Cardi retweeted her and wrote, "Exactly me too". & have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period'.

"We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song", Cardi said.

The general public as well as artists such as including Kehlani, Hayley Kiyoko, and MUNA have made open criticism of the song's bold and controversial lyrics which includes lines regarding "scissoring", getting drunk on "wine red", and kissing girls. Although Rita stayed silent on the subject over the weekend, she posted a note on Twitter addressing the backlash and got some unexpected support. She was then asked who was better at giving oral sex, men or women and said that it depends.

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"Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life". She jokingly tweeted about joining in on the Cardi is canceled party.

"I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song hurt anyone".

If anything proves that the pop music mainstream still has quite a ways to go before it has achieved true acceptance of the LGBTQ community, it's the fact that both of these artists - who, again, are members of the LGBTQ community themselves - still have to worry about facing career repercussions for speaking up.

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Cardi concluded with an apology for any time she may have used offensive language toward the LGBTQ+ community.

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