[136] It also became the fastest song by a female artist to reach number one on global Apple Music. [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. Like, why is this your focus right now? "[132][133] Cardi responded in an interview with Vice, saying "I'm not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that...Like, that's just ridiculous, you know?...Like, girl you killed your goddamn husband. [25], Brianna Holt of Complex wrote, "Both Cardi and Megan are powerhouses of female sexuality, independence, and dominance," and deemed the song "the epitome of female empowerment", adding, "Art like 'WAP' could not be more valuable and necessary during a time when people are actively trying to unlearn their own biases and recognizing ways that they contribute to the neglect of Black women. Some "WAP" appearances are more welcome than others. came up: bit shy, a bit strange and a little bit manic … [175] A remix set to the 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera's main theme was posted to TikTok, where Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical's composer, posted a video playing the piano to it. The song marked the Grammy winner's first release since her 2019 hit "Press." The comedic timing is spot-on from start to finish. "[69], Australian journalist Wendy Squires criticised "WAP" in the The Sydney Morning Herald, calling it "a piece of sensationalist schlock that reinforces misogynistic views of women as mere receptacles". [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. Over 30 years ago, 2 Live Crew released the highly explicit single Me So Horny which became a massive hit with teens across America. "WAP" broke the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for an all-female collaboration on YouTube. [173] Rapper Qveen Herby released a baroque pop cover version of the song as a promotional single on August 20. @IAMSAFAREE you are too naughty". Cardi B, 27, and Megan Thee Stallion, 25, released the racy video for WAP Friday. The video has been described as a confident display of women who demonstrate their sexual prowess. The Bronx rapper unveiled the music video for, “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion on Friday (Aug. 7). U.S. [58], Rosenberg of The Washington Post described the video as "an ode to female sexual pleasure" that is among the most sexually explicit content she has ever seen in mainstream American popular culture, and opined that in a "weird year" like 2020 "a culture-war clash feels refreshingly normal". [22] For The A.V. Rapper Qveen Herby released a baroque pop cover version of … She praised the message, describing it as "if you need to come, step to me, you have to be able to fill my sexual needs, and these are what they are". [123] In Complex, Jessica McKinney stated that the video created "an inescapable pop culture moment" that "completely dominated the conversation" with "vivid imagery, glamorous costumes, trippy effects, and dynamic choreography", further adding that it "set the standard for quality videos in 2020, calling for other artists to put more thought and effort into their visuals as we move into the new year. In the lyrics, Cardi and Megan discuss how they want men to please them, using several sexual innuendos. [164], Rapper Plies teased a "P-Mix" to the song on August 13, which he released on August 14. [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. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Portuguesecharts.com – Cardi B feat. @theestallion, Instagram, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s New Video Is Chock Full of Celeb Cameos. Multiple autographed physical/digital combinations on Cardi B's webstore contributed to the sales figure in the tracking week. 1s of All Time Before "WAP, "Billboard Woman of the Year Cardi B: 'I Like Justice. 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 … [115], The video shows Cardi and Megan walking through a colorful mansion, and showcases different rooms throughout it, with water dripping through different doorways. WAP, … [159], On August 10, rapper Safaree released a "refix" of the song called "B.A.D" (an acronym for Big Ass Dick). "[131] Foster referred to the petition as "bullshit". Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their highly anticipated new single “WAP” at midnight this morning, August 7th. So it just always been a nasty song, and it’s like, ‘Who’s saying more nastier things than Megan?’”. [113], Days after the video's release, Cardi created an OnlyFans account to share behind-the-scenes footage from the video, along with other exclusive non-explicit content. [3], —Brooklyn Johnny in an interview with Billboard[11], Cardi B wrote and recorded her verses for the track and reworked parts of it several times, constantly revisiting it. [121] "WAP" was certified gold by the RIAA seven days after its release. 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Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Norwegiancharts.com – Cardi B feat. 1", "The Dirtiest Hot 100 No. At long last, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up on a track, “WAP,” released Thursday night along with a steamy music video.In a live YouTube conversation before dropping the … [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. For Pitchfork, Lakin Starling called it "a nasty-ass rap bop, bursting with the personality of two of rap's most congenial household names", adding, "the detailed play-by-play in the verses doesn't aim to impress guys—and that, the song suggests, is why Cardi and Meg's expertise is credible," as they "center themselves as women in order to freely celebrate their coveted power, sex appeal, and A1 WAP. [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. This Gay 'WAP' Dance Cover Has Our Jaws On the Floor. Shortly after, "WAP" topped the global Spotify chart, making Cardi B the only female rapper to top the chart multiple times—following her collaboration with DJ Snake "Taki Taki",[137] and becoming the first female rap collaboration to do so. The comedic timing is spot-on from start to finish. [171] YouTube parody artist Lardi B posted a food-based parody of the song, changing the acronym from "Wet Ass Pussy" to "Wings and Pizza", on August 14. In an Instagram clip, she said the music video used “the censored version of the song” because “YouTube was like, hold on, wait a minute, the song might just be too [expletive] nasty.” ", in which he discussed whether or not the song and accompanying video were truly empowering to women, asking whether women "achieve equality by aspiring to and replicating the values that have been established by males", calling the song "a sort of capitalist objectification and commodification of, in this case, the female.” He went on to compare the song's feminism to that of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher, who he said was not a feminist as she was "extolling [and] espousing male values". The song marks the first time the two rap stars have teamed up on a single, and Cardi explained why. In other words, “WAP” is a convergence of two of the biggest stars in rap right now. "We play the edited version of 'WAP' on [mainstream R&B/hip-hop] WEDR. [38] Shapiro was widely mocked by social media users, as well as on Desus & Mero, for his reading of it. In what some have described as "childhood ruining," more than 50 Disney films were edited in a mashup to the super sexually-explicit song. [129][130], Cardi later tweeted, explaining that she put Jenner in the video because Jenner (and her partner Travis Scott) were close friends of hers and Offset, further stating, "Not everything is about race. 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. If you have an issue with what I’m saying, don’t listen to it. [55] Cassie Da Costa of The Daily Beast called Shapiro and Bradley's statements about the song "puritanical pearl-clutching", opining that they "constitute the kind of performative moral panics that are so baldly opportunistic as to render them banal". Of course, the question of "What is 'WAP'?" During Cardi's first verse they also appear in a snake-filled room. "We play the edited version of 'WAP' on [mainstream R&B/hip-hop] WEDR. '"[170] Also on August 14, rapper Queen Key released a remix to the song entitled "BAP" (an acronym for "Blessed Ass Pussy") along with a music video directed by Lawrence Mahone. The song broke the record for the largest opening streaming week for a song in United States history and debuted atop the Billboard Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs charts. Your dream is a symbol of a bigger problem. [13] Cardi proposed the idea of sending "WAP", as her business partner Brooklyn Johnny did to Megan's manager. While it isn't as raw as the unedited version, the point of the song is still very prevalent." In what some have described as "childhood ruining," more than 50 Disney films were edited in a mashup to the super sexually-explicit song. 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