Rita Ora has issued an apology for language used in her new single ‘Girls’ following criticism sent her way by her label mate Kehlani.
Rita’s words below…
I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.Looking forward, I hope that continuing to express myself through my art will empower my fans to feel as proud of themselves as I’m learning to feel about who I am. I’m ever thankful to my fans for teaching me to love myself no matter what. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) May 14, 2018
Her sincere apology was prompted by Kehlani’s criticism of the jam’s lyrics on social media hours after its unveiling.
every artist on the song is fantastic, and very much loved and supported by me… by all of us. but this isn’t about talent. it’s about choice.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 11, 2018