After the 'Girls' Controversy, Cardi B Reveals She's 'Had Experiences with a Lot of Women'

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Taylor Henderson

Amidst the controversy of Rita Ora's alleged "bisexual anthem," "Girls," Cardi B is defending her stake in the song by revealing that she's had relationships with several women.

The track was unveiled last week to mixed reviews, with some of the lyrics reading, "I ain’t one-sided, I’m open-minded/I’m 50-50 and I’m never gonna hide it/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls."

Some lauded the song as a bi-curious bop, while many LGBT critics, including singer Hayley Kiyoko, believe it to be tone-deaf and subjects lesbian relationships to the male gaze.  "I don't need to drink wine to kiss girls," Kiyoko wrote. "I've loved women my entire life." 

Cardi B has responded to the criticism on Twitter, saying the song is based on her own experiences as she's had prior relationships with "a lot of women."

She then goes to on to apologize for her usage of the word dyke in the past.

Rita Ora made her own public apology to anyone the song offended earlier this week.

"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 a personal journey."

When asked if she considered herself bisexual last week during an interview with People Magazine, Ora declined to give a straight answer. "I think the way…If people look at it like that, it’s very narrow-minded, and I don’t think that’s what this record is. I don’t think that that even matters. Yeah."

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