The two stars teamed up with Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX for the tune, which champions bisexuality, and Ora released the raunchy promo on Wednesday, 6 June.
In it, she and hundreds of women lounge around in their lingerie at a jungle temple retreat, while Bebe performs her segment in a mirrored room and XCX appears, wearing a white suit in a forest setting at night.
But the talking point of the video comes when Ora and Cardiâ€™s holograms lock lips as the rapper spits about her love for women and Rita is clearly seduced by the Bodak Yellow star in the Blade Runner-esque scene.
Others felt Oraâ€™s lyrics were a little simplistic for the subject matter.
Rita apologised for causing any offence, stating: â€śGirls 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 throughout my life and this is my personal journey. 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 (sic).â€ť
Cardi B has also defended the track, tweeting: â€śListen to GIRLS by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx .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 though the song was a good song and i remember my experience (sic).â€ť
Author: Cover Media