Rita Ora is under fire because of her song "Girls," but there's someone who is not shy about supporting her message.
Rob Kardashian is showing public support for his ex-girlfriend after the British singer's new song became a hot topic.
An Unwanted Anthem
Ora's track also features the vocal talents of label mates Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX. A defiant, bisexual pride anthem, the slick single celebrates Ora's love of women and charts her romantic relationships with them.
The track dropped last week, with many calling out the song's primarily male writing team for penning what was widely considered to be a stereotypical, even offensive take on bisexuality.
Openly out artists Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko joined the chorus of dissenting voices, calling the song out online for perpetuating the male gaze. Ora herself described the track as a "gender-fluid freedom anthem."
Taking It In Stride
After being criticized wildly for "Girls," which was even seen by some as a copycat of Katy Perry's infamous lipstick lesbian mega-hit "I Kissed A Girl," which Ora admitted was an inspiration, the Brit singer took to Twitter to set the record straight.
"'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 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," she wrote.
Ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian inevitably saw the message and, as a show of solidarity with the British singer, retweeted her message with the inclusion of six praise hand emojis.
https://t.co/wSC8iLJVoT— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) May 14, 2018
Back On Track?
Fans jumped on the chance to inquire as to whether the longtime exes were talking again. Others hoped the two would keep their distance from each other, following the public and very volatile breakdown of their romantic relationship.
Ora spoke out about the situation in an interview back in 2014, refusing to draw attention to an infamous tweet from Kardashian suggesting she cheated with 20 different men while they were together.
"I don't tend to use social media, so when that whole situation happened, silence for me is the biggest form of flattery, and I love to just keep it moving, unless I need to say something. ... He's a great dude," she said.
With several years passed, it seems like Kardashian has finally made peace with his ex, which is comforting considering he's now a father to young daughter Dream Kardashian.
Kardashian is well-known for shaming his exes online, most notably sharing baby mama Blac Chyna's nude photos after a massive falling out between the two.
Ora, meanwhile, is at the height of her career, recently kicking off the European leg of her sold-out Girls tour.