When Rita Ora teamed up with modern superstars Charli XCX, Cardi B and Bebe Rexha for her new single “Girls,” people were obviously excited to see the star return to music. However, the hype was put on hold by the public reaction to some of the song’s lyrics.
The lyrics in question were during Rita’s Chorus: “Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls,” which some fans interpreted as Ora saying that alcohol was a necessary part of same-sex love.
Today (May 14th), the singer took to Twitter to express her understanding of her fans’ point of view. “I am sorry [sic] how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone,” the “Lonely Together” Ora wrote. “I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.” She continued by taking the opportunity to open up about her own sexuality. “‘Girls’ was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life,” she said. “I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey.”
Rita Ora ended her apology by thanking her friends for understanding and being supportive of her. Read the whole post below.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) May 14, 2018