One of the most successful collaborations in the history of music is “WAP” from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
Regarded by some as a strong hymn to women, others say it is a sad piece of music. Going over the Billboard charts and breaking streaming records, the controversial words have angered audiences.
Even the rapper himself had problems with the words risqué before the song hit the airwaves.
Cardi B launched her career with Instagram
Belcalis Almanzar goes by the name of the stage Cardi B.. The former rapper and prostitute from the Bronx used Instagram to launch her post.
In 2017, the smoky artist signed with Atlantic Records after appearing on it Love & Hip Hop: New York on VH1.
Cardi B was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards. Her first commercial release, “Bodak Yellow,” came out the same year and they were extremely successful.
Now an international sensation, Stereogum said the “WAP” singer ‘s voice is “a F-you New York honor that doesn’t sound loud and sexually translates perfectly to rap.”
The controversial lyrics ‘WAP’ and music video
The hip hop track that has dominated the records for months has become a pop-culture staple. Not only has it broken music industry records but it has inspired a lot of social media interactions.
Filled with plenty of sexual innuendos, the hook of the song is a call for all women to embrace their female parts. Cardi B says that a woman is a woman and that self-love is essential. Black women feel it is an honor for their femininity and a sign of possession of their sexuality.
What Cardi B had to say about the controversial words
Cardi B. admitted. “Footnotes” Vevo she was not so happy with the words when she first saw them. She felt that WAP, which stands for Wet A * s Pu ** y, was too controversial.
She asked other female artists to help her create an alternative, but no one showed up any better. Cardi B said: “I didn’t like that, but… I couldn’t create anything else, so anyway. ”
There is a vague version that has been recorded, changing the acronym to “wet and gushy.” Cardi B explained: “I found it very difficult to clear this song because no – one could convince me to keep a ‘gushy’ reason. I hate the word ‘gushy!’
Kylie Jenner’s cameo in the music video caused an unexpected uproar
When Kylie Jenner appeared in the music video, wearing the sexy leopard print dress, fans were embarrassed. The Kardashian klan is often accused of incorporating black culture and “black fishing” to take advantage of their emblems.
Cardi B. fans wanted Jenner’s view erased from the video, with some even starting an online petition. Many people did not like that a white woman just had to walk down a corridor to make a visual statement. Fans of the song on Twitter were saddened that other women in the music video, Normani, had for a man, who is black, to work much harder to be seen.
Cardi B took it all in stride, responding on Twitter: “It’s not all about race. At the same time, Jenner used the experience to her advantage. She has just released a new collection of leopard print cosmic products.
WAP ‘WAP’ widespread success
‘WAP’ was cut down at No. 1 on the Dashboard tables with a very high week. There were 93 million streams in the U.S. and 125,000 downloads when the song was released.
This was the biggest streaming amount of the first week ever for a new song, surpassing Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”. Also found the most weekly streams for any song released in 2020. Total sales of “WAP” have surpassed “Me!” Aig Taylor Swift.
Billboard called the powerhouse collaboration “one of the Hot 100 No. 1s strongest of the last 30 years. ”