Rita at FM Studios in London

Add Rita Ora's name to the list of Gay for Play stars who draw attention to them themselves because they believe being gay or bisexual is trendy. We're already bored with this trend.

Using homosexuality as a means to draw attention while presenting themselves as LGBT allies is offensive to LGBT people, because the reality is they are not LGBT. It's like being in blackface.

Rita claimed she is "the most open-booked" she's ever been on her new single "Girls," which has already been dubbed a bisexual anthem.

The 27-year-old singer tapped Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha to hop on the track, which features the lyrics, "Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls".

In the opening verse, Rita sings, "I am excited, I'm open-minded / I'm 50/50, and I'm never gonna hide it / You should know".

Rita refused to confirm or deny whether she's bisexual -- of course she isn't, she's Gay for Play.

But she did tell PEOPLE mag that she was determined to be as honest as possible with her new track.

"For me and my career, this is definitely the most open-booked I've ever been, if that's a word," she explained. "I'm definitely an open book with this record, and I'm really proud of the support I've got with my fellow collaborators."

Rita knew that people were going to read into the lyrics: "I definitely said it because I can -- and it was one of those things where, if I was 50/50...I'm not saying I'm '70/30.' ... 'I'm 50/50, and I'm not gonna hide it.'

"I'm not hiding what I am, who I am, if I wanna do this, if I wanna do that. That's just how it's gonna be."

Asked directly if she's bisexual or fluid, Rita refused to answer and instead said vaguely: "I think the way. If people look at it like that, it's very narrow-minded, and I don't think that's what this record is. I don't think that that even matters. Yeah," she said.

Did I mention that those of us who are LGBT are annoyed with this trend?


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  • hi-liter

    Rita refused to confirm or deny whether she’s bisexual — of course she isn’t, she’s Gay for Play.
    I think her, Janellle Monae and the likes are gay for PAY.....being bi or gay esp is very trendy in Hollywood and the industry.

  • Yoni7

    Girl BYE! (no pun)

  • Victorious82

    Another Rita Ora song we’ll never hear in the States lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    What's wrong with supporting the gay's chile if youre not gay.. . ? chile Sandra ...what kind of shyt is that Sandra .... Chile I support you just as much as anyone else ... By hitting this site .... Aren't you gay? Which I don't give a fawk about cause I love your azz ... If these women want to show love... Don't get mad embrace ... Showing love ain't agenda quiet as it's kept but that conditional ass thinking is.. .


    Auntie, how you gay but anti-gay on the slick ?. I’m trying to get a understanding!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm most disappointed by the fact that Cardi B is indeed here to stay. For a while anyway.


    It’s a lot of people out here gay for PAY !!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I appreciate your opinion. But "showing love" and pretending to be gay or bisexual are not the same. As I said, it's akin to wearing blackface or cultural misappropriation. You wouldn't understand unless you were gay.

    This is an issue in the gay male community with trade pretending to be gay for financial come up.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Who cares who they kiss? I liked that Cardi is still getting shine. But the song itself is just....


  • sunni_daze

    The song sucks.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not a fan of Cardi, but she's defnitely maximizing her opportunities and getting those checks. Hope she saves and invests her money well, because I dont see her having a long career in the industry.


    But truth be told trade left with the 90’s auntie.


    I don’t know bout that. Them whites love her

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Really? What do you call them now?


    Masculine sissy, cause most of them like to bend over and grab them ankles ??????????

  • Kayke

    I didn't read any "bashing" of LGBT community.....but even if she did....what makes them off limits as she comes for everybody at some point or another?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Okay Sandra it's all love chile ... ??

  • Kayke

    I don't think it's gay for pay.... I have known girls who are just sexually active with other girls, but they don't live that "that's my girlfriend, we getting married and having kid's life". It's not a lifestyle for them, it's just sex....at the end of the day, they marry men and have families. I'd call it a "phase" but that seems to upset certain people who don't want to believe people opt in, then out of this choice....song sucks btw.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I agree 1000%. She will never reach superstar mainstream status......And the whites love her because she is hot (today) and making THEM ALOT of money (today) whites don't want her as a idol for their suburban/rich kids, Please!!!!.......I don't believe they will keep her out there long. That's why I wasn't trippin when she got preg.....Her pregnancy isn't going to affect her limited career potential.....You see Louie B/V didn't know who she was when a reporter asked him about how he feels about her shouting out "bloody shoes" on her song.....He doesn't want her repping his brand. He didn't even offer her any deals for promoting his shoes using his collection in her song or to said Thank You to her even tho he didn't need her shout out.....

  • Kayke

    You too, lol.


    Its a sad day when the chicks known to be industry promiscious chicks and they dont have nothing else to do but promote sex with anybody.... Its sad. Selling everything but music so called artists.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "I don't think it's gay for pay...."

    I said gay for play. Back in the day we called them flip floppers or fence hoppers. Pick a side of the fence and stay on that side.

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  • FukkFolks2018

    Why they gotta stay on a side though? Why grown folks cant hunch who they want to for their own pleasure as long as its safe, consensual, and gratifying?

  • Fire & Ice

    Sorry Rita but your late to the lbgt party. The shock value is gone and nobody cares?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Cardi B
    Yassss Belcalis. Love ya. Mean it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm right there with you auntie. This is old and played out and VERY annoying.

  • Wreckognize Game

    The song is catchy but I can see how the LGBT would feel some kind of way. I interpreted the lyrics as if kush and red wine is needed to be with girls. Then she does an interview and playing coy. Oh, I loved Cardi's part.

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  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm gay as well like our auntie here and I didn't read any bashing in this post either. I just took it as some of us are tired of seeing some of the celebs pretending to be gay/bi to get recognized more, to get tongues wagging I suppose. Whether she's bi or not doesn't really matter (to me). If she wants to stay relevant, she should just come out with some hot music that people will enjoy.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yeah, I know some people like that, too. They just don't want to be labeled.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Get tired of this gay agenda shit.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I see what you are saying. Janelle Monae claims her sexuality while saying stay out my business. Rita feels fraudulent because she won't say it in the interview but put it in a song.

  • hi-liter

    Janelle's sexuality has always been questionable, but a lot of them, for ex Nicki Minaj kiss and hump on other women to keep that lesbian fan base.

  • Wreckognize Game

    What's up with that outfit? She doesn't even dress like that.

  • Kayke

    My mistake.....but why do they have to pick a side? ..... The forcing them to pick a side is just so the LGBT can keep pretending it's not a choice for some people. Being sexually attracted to someone doesn't have to equate to a lifelong commitment, when it's simply a sexual attraction. Being gay is about more than sex, right?

  • sherri2016

    I thought Bey and Jay were sharing Rita

  • Ni Ni

    I know right? Looks like she is just a socialite.

  • hi-liter

    Rita Ora has always been very ambiguous looking to me.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Kayke

    I agree about the make good music for recognition and your sexuality should really just be your own business....but other than black men...I don't see anyone's careers taking off for being gay. Gay people are allegedly onyl 1% of the population and I'd think you'd need more than that to shine...as she can easily lose 1% of her fanbase who doesn't agree with that lifestyle.

  • Coy little wink

    She is mainstream already hun...

  • Coy little wink

    Because not picking is just plain being greedy ?

  • Dkwitty

    That's really gross that they keep doing this. Same with Katy Perry and that stupid I Kissed A Girl song. NONE of these women have ever been romantically linked to other women. Just stop. It's not cool.

  • Dkwitty

    Nah Janelle is legit with it.

  • Marlika

    I agree but I think if she switches over to that reggaeton bull crap she have a long career. Latinos don’t have a big presence in rap so they’ll support her no matter what.

  • Rayne

    She tried.

  • datjerk

    I guess...

  • Miss Thang

    is Rita the real "Becky with the good hair"??

  • MyaCompton

    sad! How low the industry has gone....i feel sorry for this generation. Music sucks. Tv sucks entertainment sucks...ppl off ig and reality tv are now the biggest stars and now Riding the rainbow wave is considered a “trend” or cool....now we got pansexuals racesexuals lalabooboopeesexuals IMmadconfusedsexuals cartoonsexuals hiphopsexuals tvsexuals lmao just bs’n but my point is ppl are trying to reinevent what...already is...and if its the “cool” thing to do...lets push the agenda to the masses to follow!! Accept me!! ?

  • Miss Thang

    well, some people like to dip in the lady pool every now and then. I kissed a few girls when I was an adolescent but I'm straight as an arrow.

  • Deetruth

    Reaching again !! She is annoying

  • Anunnaki

    Being gay is the now the new normal,(sarcasm) try telling us u still a virgin, that will really get folks talking.

  • Bossy704

    This trend went out of style about a decade ago, but it is still rampant. Most of the women I meet at lesbian parties are not gay, but don't get me started. I stay mum on my sexuality so that STRAIGHT women don't hit on me. I've been clocked in my city though and I get much play - only from straight women.

  • MookieFly

    The problem is the dishonesty. A lot of these women don't admit that they don't know what they want sexually(no problem with that either) or that they will probably settle with a man because it minimizes their chances with other women. So they build this false persona to lure lesbian women in, stay with them a few years, then dump them and move on with the plan. Same shyt men do.

  • SweetTEE

    Rita is uber wack. Katy Perry did this how long ago?

  • SweetTEE

    I can see what you're saying. I have a similar issue bc I constantly get approached by women who ask me on dates with them & their men or girls who act straight and then try to hump all on me. I feel like I get harassed by the straight married women at work bc they watch and talk about my body more than the men. Chile...people dont know what they want.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    *what the fuk did I just read?!! SandraLashondraAnneRose did NOT just write a burning post about her very own ORALRITA!!! One sec I need to get the Lawd on the line...
    " Operator connect me to Jesus Main line.. Yeah..no I just need him to take the wheel cuz I almost drove off a cliff reading this post..oh its alot of other roses on the line too..okay Ill hold..."https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ea022ea348c90010dc1bcafc08581048624a12eedcd48d8d551247c3c4634ee.gif

  • Cricket404

    At this point, I'm sure she is willing to be whatever to sustain her lifestyle, or she has to get a job, can she type?

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I don't think so ,Hun. there is a difference in what's considered Superstar mainstream as on a Beyoncé or Rhianna Level......then there are the Cardi's.......lower level.......I got a question for you: Would you want your young daughter to idolize a Cardi B as far as womanhood goals? I have a teenage daughter and Cardi is not the example of womanhood I would want her to aspire to..........p.s. She has me for that example......

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A lot of young girls are influenced by this though. Impressionable teenage girls etc. They see this sort of stuff and it almost makes it seem "cool" to say you're gay or bisexual.
    A friend of mine is a high school teacher and tells me he sees this all the time. Like the girls kissing each other on the school bus in front of everybody...some of the girls just seem to do it for attention.

  • Mints

    There aint enough features in hiphop or R&B to help Becky with the wack music. Time for a new hustle.

  • Dahl

    ...”because the reality is they are not LGBT. It’s like being in blackface...”

    So they’re in gayface...??

  • Coy little wink

    My children are adults and don't idolize celebrities. They think she is funny and her music is hot. So do I and millions of other people. You just went off topic. Mainstream has accepted Cardi. I didn't say she was a superstar but that too is subjective

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I don't see where I went off topic when all I did was ask a simple question. I'm done with this topic anyways........Good Day.....

  • Logan Roberts

    Rita seems like she'll do anything for some coins, beats, studio time, clothing line & drugs.

  • BadAss Will

    I call it gay for PAY! Poor thing she still trying to get a hit song.

  • Bossy704

    I feel you on the work thing. It's like a game and really dispectful. And who can you tell?

  • SweetTEE

    Nobody lol

  • MsPam

    I just want to know where did she get her skirt from?! ?

  • Jussjess25

    I swear rita is the most popular non singer I jave ever seen in my life I have never heard one song from this chick. And dont tell me she poppin over seas either ?

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  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Rita is PAID... She has some investments in another country...she good!

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  • Diamond Jubilee

    Some of you in these comments have no respect for your wussy or yourself. Is that really all you think about licking, sucking, eating booting, getting eaten like a pizza, getting poked in the anal cavity, getting on your knees where in the hell is respect for yourself and your body. lust, perversion, filth and every thing else is running rampant in the world because we welcome it by the music we listen to and by the things we open our minds, ears eyes and hearts to. I don't know about yall but how many IG models can you look at and see a different. NONE they all look a like. model for fashionnova, got body parts that don't belong to them, flashing every day on the ig. our great grand parents are spinning in their graves. millennials have lost their zam mind. rappers dressing like women, acting like women and encouraging sexual foolishness. You can't have sex all day every day. You gotta get out of the bed to work, clean your house, cook, wash your azz and keep your house together. SMDH. Lost it. we need gawd in our lives.

  • kekeb

    BeBe Rexha dope. I can't name one song Rita Ora sings. But I hope the song is a hit for each of them!

  • kekeb

    They like her because she is a young Madea type (neck rolling, "typical black woman"). I hate to say it cause I love to see people win, but you gotta know when people laughing AT you vs when they laughing WITH you. I believe "we" laughing WITH Cardi while "They" laughing AT her. To a lot of "others" , Cardi B is likely caricature/ 2018 version of Stepin Fetchit

  • kekeb

    That's what I don't understand. Of all the letters in lgBtqia, the B gets the most hate. Everybody is like "pick a side. Being bisexual is greedy. You can't have both." This is America. You can fux men and women if you want to as long as you not out here on "drugging folks and dragging them to yo sex dungeon" and as long as your wife/sex partners know how you get down, and AS LONG AS YOU ARENT ON THE DOWN LOW (there is a difference b/w being private about your sexuality vs vs being DOWN LOW) what's the problem? (Outside of religious views).
    I don't understand people. Folks stay complaining about simple shyt. Gay people still getting jumped and cixtimivic in (black, white and other) hoods all over America and you complaining cause someone likes getting sticked and licked?! Fight the real cause smh

  • kekeb

    I agree with this. It's foul for me and women. Play the game fair

  • kekeb

    Well did Katt Perry write the song or just sing it? If she's not the writer, you can't blame her. But I'm pretty sure said she did kiss a girl and liked it.
    I think that song wasn't about being a lesbian but more about sexual experimentation. (Much like 1st position by Kehlani). This is just my opinion of course.

  • kekeb

    I highly doubt if Janelle Monae is concerned about what's trendy in Hollywood (outside of equality). She marches to the best of her own drum

  • kekeb

    Yeah cause when Nikki said "I'm plotting on how I take Cassie away from Diddy" that alluded that she was bisexual but then damn near had a fit when somebody asked her if she was bisexual. Like bish YOU said the line in the song!!!

  • kekeb

    Prime example I'm think of: "Snoop" gf from Love and Hip Hop New York. She had OPPORTUNIST/GOLD DIGGER/FAME CHASER "written all over here".
    Like girl go back to Chicago and get your son before he end up in a gang smh

  • kekeb

    Just get an endorsement with Loreal or whatever hair dye she using to stay blonde then!!! Or sell flat Tommy tea on IG?

  • Malcom Flex

    Rita Oral MIXED. Cue the sound of 'she white' idiots.

  • Tara Nicole

    This song is terrible. That is all.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I need a gazillion flyers of this statement right here to pass out to the masses... These FREAKY NASTY MUFUGGAS shaking in the sheets and on the streets have lost they minds... Education and work ethics is lost. An attempt at decency is nno more. And this care free attitude about these unhealthy, unrestricted lifestyle and the acceptance of it all is disgusting disappointing and disparaging!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    The best thing about this is carti and that ain't saying much smh