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Kehlani has joined a host of other artists that have called out Rita Ora's new song 'Girls' as 'harmful' to the LGBT+ community.

The song is a collaboration with artists Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, and features lyrics from Ora such as: "I ain't one-sided, I'm open-minded, I'm fifty-fifty and I'm never gonna hide it." This appears to suggest that Ora is bisexual.

However, other lyrics are more divisive, such as "Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls. Red wine I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls", which appears to suggest Ora needs to be drunk in order to partake in bisexual activity.

Yesterday, Hayley Kiyoko was quick to call out the lyrics, when she posted a statement on Twitter:

I don't need to drink wine to love girls; I've loved women my entire life.

She added:

A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.

Now, pop star Kehlani has added her voice to the critical malaise directed at the song:

In a string of tweets, she argued that she thought that the lyrics to the song were straight up harmful:

Hate to be THAT guy but there were many awkward slurs, quotes, and moments that were like “word? word”.

She continued:

There. Were. Harmful. Lyrics. Period. Love y’all.

Many of Kelhani's fans were impressed by the way she politely made her point, and supportive of her stance:

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