Cardi B defended her new collaboration,"Girls," with Rita Ora after it received criticism from fellow pop stars and fans.
The rapper joined the Fifty Shades Freed star and two others for the track "Girls," an anthem for bisexuality. It was an instant hit, but not everyone was pleased with the portrayal of queer relationships.
Both Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani have spoken out and explained why the track's lyrics are problematic.
Ora issued her statement to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community following the backlash. On Tuesday, May 15, Cardi B also offered her apology on Twitter.
Cardi B Responds To 'Girls' Criticism
"I know i have use words before that i wasn't aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community. I apologized for that," the 25-year-old stated. She also argued that not everyone knows the politically-correct terms and said that she continues to learn day by day.
The chart-topping artist also stated that there were no ill intentions behind the song.
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 ! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience . — iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
Fans were mostly appreciative of her apology. Many fell in love with the "Bartier Cardi" rapper after realizing her mistake and owning up to it.
A fan pointed out that Cardi B has been supportive of the LGBTQ+ community and has always advocated equality and acceptance.
her old tweets pic.twitter.com/kipW6uC7qe — [Chanwoo Nation: Hiatus] (@_thelasttime_21) May 15, 2018
Cardi B Films Announces 'Be Careful' Music Video
The fast-rising hip-hop star recently announced that she would be releasing a music video for one of the most popular tracks from her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy. On a post, she promised fans that she would drop two music videos this month, one will be for "Be Careful" which entered and peaked at the 16th spot of Billboard's Hot 100.
The music video for "Be Careful" will come out as early as next week.
Fans speculate that the track was dedicated to her fiance, Offset of Migos, who cheated on her with another woman. She and the public found out about his infidelity after intimate videos were leaked.
Cardi B, however, forgave the rapper and are now expecting their first child together.