ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. She felt 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". [147], Lounge singer Richard Cheese released an uncensored lounge version of "WAP" as a single on August 19, 2020. 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. “‘Give me everything you got for this wet a** p-word. "WAP" is an abbreviation of "wet ass pussy". featuring Brendon Urie (193,000 copies). Political candidates like US House candidate Angela Stanton King and former Congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine felt the music video’s message promoted “aborted babies” and “organ harvesting” while setting “the entire female gender back by 100 years.” One politician, James P. Bradley, went so far to claim that “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,” an immensely controversial statement, especially given that Megan’s father passed away when she was 15. [75] Jennifer Lopez released a WAP Challenge TikTok video based on Esperon's choreography assembled from dance clips in her movie Hustlers. [121] In the United Kingdom, "WAP" debuted at number four on the week dated 14 August 2020. 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Like, why is this your focus right now? 1 on US Spotify and No. [138] His remix was met with positive reception. "[51][52][53] Megan Thee Stallion responded to the backlash in an interview with Time, saying, "When I saw all of the politicians in an uproar about mine and Cardi's 'WAP', I was just really taken aback. [113] "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". [92], Fan reactions to Kylie Jenner's cameo in the video were markedly negative. "WAP" (an acronym for "Wet Ass Pussy") is a song by American rapper Cardi B, featuring vocals from American rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The theme of women prioritizing pleasure and joy runs from start to finish. [28], Another former Congressional candidate from California, DeAnna Lorraine, expressed similar distaste for the song, writing, "Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile 'WAP' song," noting that Cardi received support from Democratic United States Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. The NSFW song, which samples Frank Ski’s “Whores in this House,” features Normani, Rosalia, Mulatto, Sukihana, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "EESTI TIPP-40 MUUSIKAS "Tenet" ründab nüüd ka muusikaedetabeleid", "Cardi B – Chart history (Euro Digital Songs)", "Cardi B Wap (Feat. [6][5][7], —Brooklyn Johnny in an interview with Billboard[8], Cardi B wrote and recorded her verses for the track and reworked parts of it several times, constantly revisiting it. 1 With Huge First-Week Units", "Cardi B Makes History with New Single, "WAP, "Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' Debuts at No. “WAP” debuted at No. It was released through Atlantic Records on August 7, 2020, as the lead single from Cardi's upcoming second studio album. Through cocky, self-assured lyrics, the duo own their sexuality and shine light on other prominent sex symbols and female musicians, including Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Sukihana, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner. "WAP" is a hip hop song driven by heavy bass and a sample of Frank Ski's 1993 Baltimore club single "Whores in This House". The accompanying music video, directed by Colin Tilley, features cameos from several women, including television star Kylie Jenner, singers Normani and Rosalía, and rappers Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose. So as soon as I had it, the first person I let hear it was Cardi. [155], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, 2020 single by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion. Carole Baskin vs. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion", "Tiger King Star Carole Baskin Says Cardi B's "Wap" Video Abused Big Cats", "Here's What PETA Thinks About Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' Video", "PETA respond to use of big cats in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' video", "Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's "Wap" Projected To Debut At No. The song and video were an immediate success. In an interview before the track release, Cardi revealed exactly what the acronym ‘WAP’ stands for. "[19] Writing for Vulture, Craig Jenkins considered the song "class-A Filth for the ages", writing, "the main thrust here is the lyrics, there is so much thrusting going on in the lyrics". [22] 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".

Upon release, "WAP" received widespread critical acclaim. Hop on top, I wanna ride. The song and video were an immediate success. Megan Thee Stallion) / Cardi B", "Cardi B – Chart History (Argentina Hot 100)", Australian-charts.com – Cardi B feat.

[80] 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. Megan Thee Stallion) - Single by Cardi B", "CARDI B "WAP" | (Radio Date: 07/08/2020)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WAP_(song)&oldid=983431764, Song recordings produced by Ayo the Producer, Song recordings produced by Keyz (producer), All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Singlechart usages for Billboardargentinahot100, Singlechart usages for Billboardrandbhiphop, Certification Table Entry usages for Brazil, Certification Table Entry usages for Canada, Certification Table Entry usages for New Zealand, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, MusicBrainz release group same as Wikidata, Articles with MusicBrainz release group links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 05:53. Cardi B – WAP feat. Can you imagine what it's doing to them? [86][6][87][84][88] The video also includes cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Rubi Rose, and Sukihana. [23][31][32][33] Lorraine was criticized on social media for her statements, in part for claiming to encourage the empowerment of women while undermining a song performed by two women, which many users considered hypocritical. Wet a** p-word. [139][140] Country singer Margo Price performed a "mellow"[141] acoustic rendition of "WAP" on August 14, 2020 on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, as part of a segment on double standards about sex in music. Super Bowl Ring Already Hits Auction Block.

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