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Cardi B reveals that she’s had relationships with ‘a lot’ of women

Josh Jackman May 16, 2018

(KYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty and iamcardib/twitter)

Cardi B has revealed that she’s had multiple same-sex encounters.

The singer made the revelation while defending “Girls,” a song with Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha which has received a backlash from LGBT musicians.

The song, which Ora has said is “definitely” a bisexual anthem, was torn apart by Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko, who called it “downright tone-deaf.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Rita Ora and Charli XCX attend Variety Power of Young Hollywood at TAO Hollywood on August 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Frazer Harrison/Getty)

In response, Cardi wrote on Twitter: “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 thought the song was a good song and i remember my experience.”

(iamcardib/twitter)

She added: “I know i have use words before that i wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community.

“I apologise for that. Not everybody knows the correct ‘terms’ to use. I learned and i stopped using it.”

(iamcardib/twitter)

In her verse of the song, Cardi sings: “I steal your bitch, have her down with the scissor / Tonight, I don’t want a dog, I want a kitten / I might French a girl from Great Britain.”

Her tweets came after Ora apologised for the song, saying she was sorry if “how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.”

Related: How to apologise for homophobia

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cardi B attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
(Jamie McCarthy/Getty)

The singer, who PinkNews exclusively revealed has tweeted that people are “TOOO HOMO” and “sooo HOMO,” also appeared to come out during her apology.

“I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey,” she wrote, appearing to confirm that she is attracted to women, which she implied last week.

Kiyoko, know to her fans as ‘Lesbian Jesus,’ criticised “Girls” after it came out on May 11, saying: “Every so often there come certain songs with messaging that is just downright tone-deaf, which does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community.

Singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTV)
Hayley Kiyoko (Randy Shropshire/Getty)

She added: “A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalising the idea of women loving women.”

“I don’t need to drink wine to kiss girls; I’ve loved women my entire life,” continued Kiyoko, who has repeatedly portrayed lesbian relationships in her songs and videos.

“This type of message is dangerous because it completely belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community.”

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Kehlani performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Kehlani (Christopher Polk/Getty)

The star, who has popularised the best name for 2018 – 20GayTeen – finished: “We can and should do better.”

Kehlani said sentiments contained within the track “weren’t progressive,” adding that “there. were. harmful. lyrics.”

More: bebe rexha, bisexual, cardi b, Charli XCX, entertainment, hayley kiyoko, Music, Rita Ora, UK, US, US

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