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Rita Ora Links With Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha And Cardi B For Ultimate Ladies Anthem, "Girls"

Rita Ora and company also delivered the lyric video to her long-awaited, empowering anthem.

After months of being teased across social media and in interviews, Rita Ora has finally delivered "Girls," the unprecedented ladies anthem with Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, and Cardi B.

The LGBTQ empowering track is practically pop’s modern day “Lady Marmalade.” The all-star quadruplet sing (and rap) about loving beautiful women while embracing and uplifting their sexuality. Ora sings on the hook: “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls.” The record is a well-executed bop that stands out as one of Ora’s most memorable records for its unflinching boldness and divine musical chemistry amongst each other.

And of course, Bardi didn’t come play with you (word to Big Freedia) as she delivers the fun, yet savage bars about her love for the kitty kat. She raps: “I put this Mac on your lips, so pucker up/We ain’t never heard of you, you ain’t done enough/And I don’t gotta introduce myself/I’m too sexy, I seduce myself/Seven figure, never need a ni**a/Steal your bi**h, have her down with the scissors/Tonight, I don’t want a dog, I want a kitten/I might French a girl from Great Britain.”

During an interview on the UK’s 95-106 Capital FM, Ora said she held on to the song for two years despite performing an early version at her shows. “I’m at the point where I don’t even know anymore. I’ve had this song in my back pocket for two years,” she explained to Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast. “There was a moment where this song wasn’t going to be released as a single. And I looked at my friends and I spoke to them. They kept asking for it because I performed it once a while back and they were like ‘what’s that song that you performed and people kept asking me ‘what’s girls, what’s girls’ and I just said you know what? My gut is telling me to go with this song next."

Ora added, “Cardi B who is a feature on it was the first person on the record a few years ago. I got Cardi on the song about a year and a half ago. And then I got Charli and I got Bebe and it really naturally just became a song of just girls that I really love and inspire me in their own ways and it just became my dream collaboration and here we are."

“Girls” is now available for streaming and purchase on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal now. Check out the animated lyric video designed by Everybody's Favorite below.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Usher Releases "Peace Sign" Video Off Of 'A' Project

Given Monday's (Dec. 10) debate about who's the king of R&B, one of the names that steadily popped up in the conversation has stepped onto the scene. In a visual promotion for his A soundscape, Usher released the video for "Peace Sign" alongside producer Zaytoven.

Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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T.I. Releases Short Film For "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up"

T.I. keeps himself accountable for his wrongdoings in the cinematic visual for "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up."

Premiered Monday (Dec. 10) on his series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the track featuring singer-songwriter Victoria Monet, is flipped into a 10-minute-short film. Directed by Mike Ho, the short film stars comedienne Britney Elena, Colombus Short, Woody McClain and model Denise Rodriguez.

Starting at a fancy dinner gathering among friends, things take a turn for the worst when the rapper's other partner invades the feast. On the Dime Trap cut, T.I. calls out himself for his past mistakes and deviances with acknowledgment on how he needs to do better.

"It's amazing all the sh*t I done / Such examples I've been setting for my son / All she did was stay down and have my kid / All the time just to realize I ain't sh*t," T.I. spits. In addition to the rapper flexing his acting chops, the album version of the song includes the infamous scene in ATL between Tip and Lauren London, where his character snatches a necklace he gifted for New New.

The rapper is currently closing out the year on an impressive note as it was revealed that his music has been streamed 276 million times on the music streaming service Spotify. "A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!!," the Grand Hustle emcee tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 8).

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Extra thx to @brittneyelena @woody_thegreat @mikeho_ @officialcshort and errrrbody involved in bringing this vision to life!!! #TheAmazingMrFuckUP out @vevo after tonight’s episode of Friends and Family Hustle!!! @vh1

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A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!! pic.twitter.com/7J6FFsUicS

— T.I. (@Tip) December 8, 2018

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