Kehlani Calls Out Lyrics On Rita Ora‘s ‘Girls’

Kehlani has opened up about Rita Ora’s new record, “Girls,” which features Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX. On Twitter, Kehlani called out Rita and Cardi’s lyrics for fetishizing the LGBTQ community. She wrote, “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.” 

She went on to explain that her comment wasn’t an attack on the artists on the song. Kehlani said, “And don’t make this personal. I have an incredible song out with one of the artists, and would love to work with the other three as well. & have met them all and respect them. there. were. harmful. lyrics. period. love y’all.”

  • Meanwhile, according to Rap-Up, Ora appears to have responded to critics about the record and told Billboard, “I just really wanted to show a side of me that just represents freedom and the belief [that you should] really be what you want to be. It’s not actually that deep. It really is just about that. It’s a free message, and for me, really fun. It’s just a fun record.”