Cardi B explained her collaboration on the controversial song “Girls” and apologized to the LGBTQ community in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
“Girls,” which also features Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, has come under fire for exploiting the LGBTQ community. Lesbian pop singer Hayley Kiyoko released a statement calling the song “tone deaf” which “does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community.”
R&B singer Kehlani, who identifies as queer, echoed Kiyoko’s sentiments tweeting “hate to be THAT guy but there were many awkward slurs, quotes, and moments that were like ‘word? word.’”
On the track Cardi B raps, “Now I could be your lipstick just for one night (one night) / Girls just wanna have fun, they have their funds right (yeah) / I mean, say my name, say my name, say my name (say my name). It tastes good just running up your tongue, right? (hurrr) / I put this smack on your lips all so pucker up (mwah) / We ain’t never heard of you ’cause you ain’t gun enough / And I don’t gotta introduce myself (Cardi) / I’m too sexy, I seduce myself (Bardi) / Seven figure, never need a n—a (nope) / I steal your chick, have her down with the scissor / Tonight, I don’t want a dog, I want a kitten / I might french your girls and break bread.”
The 25-year-old rapper has now revealed she’s had sexual experiences with “a lot of women” and could relate to 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,” Cardi B tweeted.
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
Cardi B also apologized to the LGBTQ community for using offensive slurs. In a resurfaced interview, Cardi B refers to women she has dated as “dykes” and says although she enjoys having sex with women she could never be in a relationship with one.
cardi b calling lesbians "dykes" and saying she just needs to "rape their face" when talking about women…. she's cancelled pic.twitter.com/La9w4Bg84f
— ㅤً (@sheluvscontrol) May 11, 2018
When the video began circulating the internet Cardi B tweeted, “WTF how am I suppose to know how to call them when in New York that’s how we call it. I’m bisexual my self and I been involved with woman and my sister is a lesbian. You motherf–kers try to find a problem with everything. If I’m going to apologize for something is for not knowing what are the right terms to call people. You guys want me to be something that I’m not I’m not going to let you make me feel like I’m something that I’m not. Ya so quick to bash but not educate.”
The tweets have since been deleted.
Cardi B made another apology saying she wasn’t educated on LGBTQ slurs.
“I know i have use words before that i wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBTQ community. I apologize for that. Not everybody knows the correct “terms “to use.I learned and i stopped using it,” Cardi B writes.
I know i have use words before that i wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community .I apologize for that .Not everybody knows the correct “terms “to use.I learned and i stopped using it.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
One fan responded tweeting, “I went through this myself. I grew up in a small city where people always said “dike” so I thought it was an okay thing to say but when I moved away I quickly learned it was offensive. We all learn and grow boo that’s life.”
Cardi B responded that she had a similar experience tweeting, “Exactly me too .My own friends be like ” I’m a dyke so i never thought it was a offensive word .I was like wtf.”
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