"She's being honest about something she may not have been comfortable before. "
Rita Ora recently grabbed Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX for the track "Girls" that's all about self-love, female empowerment, and bisexuality. Rita sings that "Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls" and that line, in particular, sparked some anger from the LGBTQ community accusing Rita of being tone-deaf. Other bi-sexual artists responded saying the song is "harmful" because "LGBT women are fetishized and no relationships are ever taken seriously."
Cara Delevingne who is an advocate for the LGBTQ community and has been open with her sexuality has responded to the matter saying there's nothing wrong with the song. "I think it's a really great song. And I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I think it's not fair to point a finger. I love Rita," Cara told Paper Magazine. "I think she's a wonderful artist and I always support her in what she does. I don't think it's right to say her experience and her words are wrong. If she hadn't ever felt that way and it wasn't true then that would be weird. She's being proud of something and saying it."
She added: "She's being honest about something she may not have been comfortable before. I don't think it's wrong. And people disagreeing with it and being vocal... no one's ever going to fully back one thing that happens."
Rita released an apology after the fact, but Cara thinks she didn't have to do that. "She did nothing wrong. She should be able to come forth and say, "This is the way I did this and I'm going to keep on singing this song because it's a great song." It came from the right intention and that's what's most important.
Listen to the track below if you need refreshing on the lyrics.