Published: Sat, May 12, 2018

Rita Ora determined to be an open book with bisexual anthem Girls

Rita Ora determined to be an open book with bisexual anthem Girls

Not only does this single serve as a new anthem for girl power, but it's also a celebration of bisexuality (my favorite line is from Cardi's verse when she says "Girls just wanna have fun and have their funds right").

One can not help but note elsewhere in the interview where Ora mentioned a big inspiration for this song being Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl".

Openly gay Disney Channel alum and pop star Hayley Kiyoko, who is affectionately referred to by fans as "Lesbian Jesus", has taken to Twitter to critique the song. "I'm so happy to finally announce my new single GIRLS feat some fantastic powerful women who have inspired me so much!" "That's just how it's gonna be". "She's really hard-working. I see how much she does and I'm like, 'I want to do that!'" "I definitely want it to feel like it's an anthem to somebody". "I'm at the point where I don't even know anymore". For me, I always looked at this song as a real gender-fluid freedom record.


"Every so often there come certain songs with messaging that is just downright tone-deaf", she wrote. It really is just about that. "I wanted to do something that was in that lane", Ora added.

The topic of girl-on-girl has always been a staple of pop music, but as more openly queer artists make their mark on the industry, the more their perspective complicates the notion of singing about kissing a girl, and liking it, just for the titillation factor. "That's just how it's gonna be", Ora said when asked about the lyrics by People magazine. That song seems super fetishy and the get with a girl but still have s boyfriend is not cute and actually damaging to the community. "I've had this song in my back pocket for two years", she explained to Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast.

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