Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their highly anticipated new single “ [121] Claire Shaffer and Althea Legaspi of Rolling Stone called the video "steamy" and "sensual". Cardi B, 27, and Megan Thee Stallion, 25, released the racy video for WAP Friday. The rappers dropped their steamy new single “WAP” on Thursday night along with a colorful music video bringing the track’s provocative lyrics to life. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their highly anticipated new single “WAP” at midnight this morning, August 7th. [It] was a powerful show of solidarity between two contemporaries who—had they emerged a generation or two ago, when plenty of people in the music industry believed the self-fulfilling lie that only one successful female rapper could exist at a time—might have been pitted against each other as rivals. [26] Writing for The Guardian, Dream McClinton deemed the video "unapologetic in celebrating the sensuality and sexuality of women," adding, "it isn't shy or coy, it's about the loud articulation of female desire for sex, as they want it, and it centres them as active participants with agency". [7], On August 3, 2020, Cardi B revealed that the song was a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion and simultaneously posted the cover art for the song on her social media. Cardi's voice in the song has been described as "throaty"[17] and "staccato". Highlight. [150], In New Zealand, "WAP" debuted at number two on the Official New Zealand Music Chart, peaking at the top of the chart the following week, becoming Cardi B's second chart-topper and Megan's first chart-topper in New Zealand. Multiple autographed physical/digital combinations on Cardi B's webstore contributed to the sales figure in the tracking week. Cardi B also became the only female rapper to achieve Hot 100 number one singles in two different decades (2010s and 2020s). "[58], British comedian Russell Brand posted a video to social media entitled "WAP: Feminist Masterpiece or Porn? Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dominated the Billboard Hot 100 with their sexually liberating No. And I'm like, 'These are the girls that I personally like. [30] Raisa Bruner of Time mentioned that "few rappers today have the cultural cache" of Cardi and Megan, trading verses "with barely a break to catch a breath" and "their shared sense of humor, playfulness and eyebrow-raising delight. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "French single certifications – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Charts.nz – Cardi B feat. It doesn’t take a rap historian to know that WAP is not the first raunchy song in rap history. The song was released on the 7th of August 2020 accompanied by a music video … The cover art features Cardi and Megan on both ends, with a woman (assumed to be his wife Erica Mena) performing simulated oral sex on him in the center. [20] From the same paper, Christi Carras wrote that the song "carries a political weight that men rapping about sex doesn't". Whatever Dre, just let it run Hey yo turn the beat up a little bit Hey yo... this song is for anyone... fuck it Just shut up and listen, Hey yo Hey yo. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their highly anticipated new single “WAP” at midnight this morning, August 7th. Video of Ben Shapiro reading aloud the lyrics of Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s latest hit, “WAP,” went viral on Monday.The conservative political pundit … ", "Vote Now – Nominees for 2020 MTV Video Music Awards", "2020 People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Nominees", "Confira Os Vencedores Do Prêmio POP Mais 2020", "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion drop single, 'WAP, "GIRL POWER B!TCH ... @mulatto @sukihanagoat", "Cardi B: "The conservatives keep talking and the numbers keep going up, "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Surpassed Eminem For Biggest US debut Week on Youtube", "Cardi B Launches OnlyFans Account for Behind-the-Scenes 'WAP' Content", "Cardi B shares 'WAP' behind-the-scenes video with Megan Thee Stallion: "It was scary. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Margo Price served up a mellow version of the sexually graphic Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hit “WAP” … Ahead of the song's release, Cardi shared that there would be a different version available on streaming platforms. [111] The next scene shows both rappers in a green and purple room wearing Thierry Mugler outfits, composed of a corset bodice, mesh tights and sleeves, with Megan performing her first verse. [85], Writing for Pitchfork, Eric Torres considered it the best music video released in August 2020, writing that it is "easily one of the best of the year", also deeming it "a vibrant display of self-empowerment that could only come from two of rap's most brazenly sex-positive voices". Copyright © 2021 Meredith Corporation. James P. Bradley, a health industry executive who was running for a California congressional seat on the Republican ticket, said he heard the song accidentally; he wrote on Twitter, "Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure," adding that the song made him want to "pour holy water" in his ears. WAP, … Their new “song” The #WAP ... censored or uncensored.’ ... I’m not denying that WAP is filth. [8] A few days later on August 6, she announced via Instagram that the music video for the song would be released alongside it on August 7, but that the video would feature the censored version of the track. 1s of All Time Before "WAP, "Billboard Woman of the Year Cardi B: 'I Like Justice. [18][19] Ski teased his involvement in a Twitter post the day before the song's release.[16]. "[31], Conservative online website The Federalist's contributor Libby Emmons gave the song a negative review, calling it "a slip 'n slide down a rabbit hole of grossness" and "incredibly boring musically". 31 users explained WAP meaning. That makes every ignorant follower want to imitate by doing the same," adding that, based on the posing of the cats, "They probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, who makes a living from beating, shocking and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio. "[26] NBC journalist Susanne Ramírez de Arellano called the song "a joyful role reversal" and "the triumph of delicious filth", writing, "with rapid-fire flow and endlessly quotable one-liners, the two hip hop stars create a female sex-positive anthem as they trade lyrics and grab back the genre's sexual narratives from 'hard' male rappers". Chart during the charts inaugural week of September 4, 2020. [26] It also set a record for biggest US debut on YouTube, accumulating 55 million views in one week in the region[111] beating 6ix9ine's previous record that year with "Gooba. U.S. chart, which tracks the same metrics outside of the United States, "WAP" debuted at number one on the Global 200 chart, with 100.9 million global streams and 23,000 global downloads, making it the first number-one on the chart, and at number three on the Global Excl. "[183] Writers from USA Today and Glamour considered it "a pop-culture phenomenon" as well. After meeting her in Los Angeles, Cardi told her team that she was considering a collaboration with her. "WAP" (an acronym for "Wet-Ass Pussy")[2][3] is a song recorded by American rapper Cardi B, featuring vocals from American rapper Megan Thee Stallion. [Intro: Cardi B, Frank Ski & Megan Thee Stallion] Whores in this house There's some whores in this house There's some whores in this house There's some whores in … [39][40][41] He also claimed on his Twitter account that his "only real concern" was Cardi and Megan's vaginal health after his wife called vaginal lubrication, that would cause women to "apparently require a 'bucket and a mop'", a health condition. 1 hit "WAP.". [56] Alyssa Rosenberg of The Washington Post opined that outraged conservatives that "attack raunchy or violent pop culture always" promote an idea that "culture should be smaller rather than more expansive" and further added, "honestly, we could use more culture that isn't appropriate for everyone". 1 hit "WAP.". Their new “song” The #WAP (which i heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model! came up: bit shy, a bit strange and a little bit manic … Along with releasing the explicit version of the song (“wet ass pussy”) on Spotify, Cardi and Megan also premiered the video for the censored version of the track (“wet and gushy”) on YouTube. "[182] In an article for The Independent about what the song's commercial achievement says about the changing shape of the music industry, Micha Frazer-Carroll stated that "the undeniable smash of the year captured the spirit of 2020". [61][62][63] Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Katie Glass called Brand a hypocrite for lecturing people on feminism in spite of being "a man who humiliated a woman who'd slept with him by taunting her grandfather about it on national radio...[and] who has joked about his sexual prowess," and for criticizing the video's supposed promotion of capitalism shortly after allegedly purchasing a $3 million mansion in Hollywood Hills and owning a £3.3 million home in Oxfordshire. It garnered hundreds of thousands of views and led to the "WAP Challenge" on TikTok,[73] with the related hashtag racking up more than 1.5 billion views in one month. “The song is really nasty. [9], Writing for Billboard, Trevor Anderson commented that "[the] widely viewed music video transformed from just a promotional clip into a pop-culture phenomenon". "[80] Rolling Stone staff commented that the public outrage from conservative figures contributed to the song's "pop-cultural impact. [11] She wrote multiple versions of the hook before deciding on the official. [160] Cardi herself reacted to the remix via Twitter, writing "Omgggggg [118][10][119][116][120] The video also includes cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Rubi Rose, and Sukihana. The 93 million streaming total became the largest first-week streams for a song in Billboard history, besting the previous record held by Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" (85.3 million), and earned the most weekly streams for a song in 2020, surpassing the 77.2 million total of Roddy Ricch's "The Box". Credit: [136] It also became the fastest song by a female artist to reach number one on global Apple Music. Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion Deliver An Ass-Filled Summer Blockbuster In 'WAP' ... for being Meg's first song to drop after she survived ... listen to Cardi and go stream the uncensored version Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dominated the Billboard Hot 100 with their sexually liberating No. Including Jenner was a choice, but let’s not let it detract from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s collab, which is giving us so much (including some incredible lyrics). [14] Rania Aniftos of Billboard described the song as a "twerk-ready, scorching banger". In what some have described as "childhood ruining," more than 50 Disney films were edited in a mashup to the super sexually-explicit song. Your dream is a symbol of a bigger problem. In what some have described as "childhood ruining," more than 50 Disney films were edited in a mashup to the super sexually-explicit song. Can you imagine what it's doing to them? [113], Tiger King star and Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin spoke out against the use of big cats in the video. [138] "WAP" became the 23rd number-one song to achieve at least twice the weekly Hot 100 points of the runner-up title, which was "Rockstar" by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch that week, with Billboard calling it "one of the most dominant Hot 100 number ones of the last 30 years". [59][60] Brand received backlash for his comments online, and many social media users accused Brand of mansplaining feminism. 1 In Australia", "Cardi B's WAP notches sixth week atop ARIA Singles Chart", "Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company", "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's WAP claims UK Number 1", "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hold at Number 1 for a second week on Official Singles Chart with WAP", "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's WAP makes it three weeks at UK Number 1", "Cardi B's Sexy 'WAP' Rides Controversy to the Top", "Cardi B Now Has The Record For Most Monthly Listeners For A Female Rapper In Spotify History", "Roddy Ricch Dominates Apple Music's Year-End Charts", "Cardi B's 'WAP' & Maluma's 'Hawai' Rule Inaugural Billboard Global 200 & Global Excl. So it just always been a nasty song, and it’s like, ‘Who’s saying more nastier things than Megan?’”. [70], The song became highly popular on social media service TikTok, with millions of videos showing up of people performing a "floor-caressing 'WAP' dance" to the WAP. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Australian Recording Industry Association, Austriancharts.at – Cardi B feat. [24] In Stereogum, Chris DeVille commented that the song "has big lead-single energy" as it is "a convergence of two of the biggest stars in rap". If you have an issue with what I’m saying, don’t listen to it. I thought she was saying WHITE ASS PEOPLE this whole time. "[54] For Rolling Stone, editor Charles Holmes wrote, "When the right wing gets mad about two women of color rapping about sex, it's not a coincidence...four days after its initial release, 'WAP' has transformed from a supremely enjoyable Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song into a symbol of something different, yet equally interesting", adding "contrary to popular belief, Republicans aren't offended by the thought of sex...what they are furious about is the racial and economic make-up of who gets to enjoy and speak about sex". Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "Top Airplay 100 - Jerusalema face valuri şi în plină toamnă! The thing you're making sure you do is that they complement each other well, that they sit well on the track together and that, to the listener, it feels fluid to your ear... Two different flows, two different energies, two different accents, two different dictions, two different deliveries. It was Megan's second Hot 100 chart-topper. Megan appears in a white tiger-themed bathroom with white tigers around her in a black-and-white garment. "[76] Carl Lamarre of Billboard stated that the song's success has "a deeper significance", describing it as "a clever Trojan horse for the myriad ways Cardi influences the culture with every move she makes. [147][148] The song spent three weeks at the top of the chart before it was followed by "Mood" by 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior. Club, Shannon Miller stated that "the anthemic salute to total, unabashed sexual agency" shows both rappers with a "straightforward delivery and collective vibrancy" that "exudes a spirit that is as rebellious as it is fun. I'm talking WAP, WAP, WAP That's some wet ass pussy Macaroni in a pot That's some wet ass pussy Submit Corrections. Wow, that’s a lot of praise for a song called WAP. After a nine-month music hiatus, Cardi B delivered a new single. The comedic timing is spot-on from start to finish. I'm going live on stage for a virtual concert TODAY at 6pm ET / 3pm PT! [57] In The Boston Globe, Ty Burr criticized "[the] outraged commentators who feel that it's too sexual, too vulgar", writing, "Vulgar sexuality is a hallowed aspect of American popular culture and has been even before Elvis Presley dry-humped the microphone stand on The Milton Berle Show in 1956. [174] Drag queens Lady Bunny and Flotilla DeBarge released a parody of the song, entitled "DAP" (or Dry Ass Pussy), on August 28. Artists don't usually do things like this when they're on the top of their games. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "EESTI TIPP-40 MUUSIKAS "Tenet" ründab nüüd ka muusikaedetabeleid", "Cardi B – Chart history (Euro Digital Songs)", "Cardi B Wap (Feat. "We play the edited version of 'WAP' on [mainstream R&B/hip-hop] WEDR. Soon after, major controversy ensued and, for the first time ever, a U.S. district court judge ruled this recording “obscene”. Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B unleashed "WAP" just in time for the weekend, and as expected, it's a twerk-ready, scorching banger. In fact, fans actually started a Change.org petition to remove Jenner’s segment from the video altogether. "WAP" (an acronym for "Wet-Ass Pussy") is a song recorded by American rapper Cardi B, featuring vocals from American rapper Megan Thee Stallion. "[134] Representatives from PETA similarly took issue with the use of big cats in the video, saying in another statement to Billboard, "if real animals were used instead of computer-generated imagery, the message sent is that animal exploitation is Okurrr—and it isn't. [115], The video shows Cardi and Megan walking through a colorful mansion, and showcases different rooms throughout it, with water dripping through different doorways. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Swisscharts.com – Cardi B feat. [22] For The A.V. 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