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A$AP Rocky Offers A Semi-Apology About That Rita Ora Lyric

His track 'Better Things' had some lines aimed at her.

A$AP Rocky faced substantial criticism when he fired off some crude lyrics about Rita Ora and and his relationship with her on "Better Things," off his May album At.Long.Last.A$AP.

He rapped: “I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth/ Next time I see her might curse the bitch out/ Kicked the bitch out once ’cause she bitched out/ Spit my kids out, jizzed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce.”

For a while, he stuck by the rhymes and his reason for writing them. Now, though, he's backtracking a bit.

"The Rita thing was tasteless of me," he told the Guardian. "[But] I’ve got to stand by it, because I did it. I said it. Who gives a f--k about who I’m fucking? Nobody really cares. It’s fun to hear, but who really gives a f--k about who Rita Ora’s f--king?"

It's not quite an apology. But it does sound like he regrets it, and feels somewhat bad about the whole thing -- from the lines themselves to the attention that they drew.

That's a bit of a different stand than the one he took just days after the album dropped.

“First off, this song, it’s old,” he told “Sway in the Morning” in late May. “It’s one of the older songs on the album. What I will say is, I got into a lot of trouble over her at times when I didn’t need to. She caused a lot of grief. So, at that time, for me, it was just like, you know.”

And now you know, you know.