British singer-songwriter Rita Ora has come out as bisexual following a backlash to her bisexual anthem "Girls."
The single features Ora plus Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Boys singer Charli XCX.
On the track, Ora, 27, sings, "I ain't one-sided, I'm open-minded. I'm 50-50 and I'm never gonna hide it."
When asked by PEOPLE whether she hopes "Girls" becomes a "bisexual anthem," Ora replied, "Definitely."
Hayley Kiyoko criticized the song, saying that she doesn't "need to drink wine to kiss girls." Kehlani, who recently came out
, said that the song had "harmful lyrics."
Ora apologized in a post, saying that she has had previous relationships with men and women.
"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 relationships with women and men through my life and this is my personal journey," Ora wrote
"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 my to love myself no matter what. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be."
She ended her response with, "Love, Rita."