MUSIC- Singer Rita Ora has issued an apology to anyone who may have been offended by her new song Girls which she considers as a bisexuality anthem.
The new track also features Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX.
Posting the statement on Twitter, Rita wrote: "Hello everyone reading this. Girls 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 relationship 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. 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 to matter what. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be.
"Love, Rita. (sic)"
Earlier fellow singer Hayley Kiyoko has criticized the song for its lyrics that exploit the idea of bisexuality.