Cardi B Apologizes for Controversial ''Girls'' Collaboration, Says She's Had ''Experiences'' With Women

"Bodak Yellow" rapper weighs in on the controversial track with Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX
By Meg Swertlow May 15, 2018 8:05 PMTags
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In "Girls," Cardi 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 rapper's public apology comes one day after Ora apologized to fans via a Twitter statement.

Yesterday, Ora wrote, "Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life. I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughtout my life and this is my personal journey. I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone [sic]."

In a previous statement, the British pop star called "Girls" a "celebration of love" "inspired by all the strong women I've seen who aren't afraid to be themselves."