[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. The song's video, directed by Colin Tilley, was released simultaneously with the song and uses the alternate clean version of the song. @IAMSAFAREE you are too naughty". Produced by Cydney Christine, Diego Ave & Ljay Currie. Making the transition from model to musician, Atlanta’s Rubi Rose has been making considerable noise with her nascent rap career.  Also that day, rapper R.A. the Rugged Man released a remix entitled "Wet Ass P-Word".  Many found the remix to be poorly timed, considering how soon after the song's original release it came. 1 hit single “ WAP ” featuring Megan Thee Stallion exudes is likely why the hitmaker wanted Rubi in … , 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. 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Sukihana captioned the post â and she was even more hype a few hours later when Kim Kardashian liked the post and video. On Friday, the pair dropped a new collaborative single "WAP," along with a glossy music video, featuring extravagant outfit changes, wild décor, … , 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.  The dance routine that went viral was first recorded by YouTube choreographer Brian Esperon of Guam and features a high kick, gyrations on the floor and ends with the splits. Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 Playlists. The "Big Mouth" rapper rocked an all-red, superhero-inspired ensemble for her cameo at the end of "WAP," which she showed off in a video she shared on Instagram shortly after the clip was released. The rapper and Love & Hip Hop star appeared near the end of the video, dancing in the nightclub room in a nude-colored ensemble. The Spanish singer channeled her inner Britney Spears for her brief cameo in the video, rocking a red pleather catsuit in an appropriately red-and-gold accented dressing room. Can you imagine what it's doing to them? Released December 25, 2020. ", The song debuted at number one on United States Spotify songs chart with over 2.34 million streams, becoming the first female rap collaboration to do so. 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", and becoming the first female rap collaboration to do so. The up-and-coming Atlanta rapper struck a pose in a teeny, blue latex ensemble in the "WAP" video, in a room designed to look like some kind of nightclub.  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.  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. , 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. In that moment, it just reminded me of old school hip-hop. 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". Playlists Poll Playlist: Songs To Vote To. 2021 Bustle Digital Group. " 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. , Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro criticized the song's message, sarcastically stating, "This is what feminism fought for," in a video that includes him giving a plain reading of the song's lyrics, many of which he censors. "Cardi a real asss b*tch," Rubi Rose wrote on her Story, where she reposted a video of Cardi B thanking all of the women who contributed to the video.  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. "WAP" was the most-acclaimed song of 2020, with publications such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NPR naming it the best song of the year.  Chris Murphy of Vulture described the video as "very Dr. Seuss, but make it NSFW in a fun way".  Green later apologized for his comments via Instagram, writing that there was a "misunderstanding" regarding his quote, and going on to say that "as a fan" of the mentioned female rappers "I would never disrespect them all as powerful, beautiful, and influential women," also writing, "I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline. For this transition, the door knocker comes alive as a snake and eats the camera. , 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. "WAP" had the most searched lyrics on Google in 2020.  Claire Shaffer and Althea Legaspi of Rolling Stone called the video "steamy" and "sensual".  In NPR, cultural critic Taylor Crumpton deemed both rappers "women leading the genre into [a] new era of unification between women rappers" with "an already iconic song about women sexuality". ", "WAP" has been criticized by many social conservatives in the United States. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Portuguesecharts.com – Cardi B feat.  Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion first connected through their respective wardrobe stylists. ", "WAP (feat.  A viral remix of Shapiro reading the lyrics was made by DJ iMarkKeyz, who had previously gained notoriety for his remix of Cardi's rant on COVID-19. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles In Malaysia", Recording Industry Association of Malaysia, Dutchcharts.nl – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Charts.nz – Cardi B feat. For her second verse, Cardi B appears in a leopard-themed room, wearing a matching long-sleeved bodysuit with cut-outs in the front and pasties, also by Mugler, with leopards surrounding her. If you have an issue with what I’m saying, don’t listen to it. In it, he brags about the size of his penis while also referencing his leaked nudes from February 2018. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "French single certifications – Cardi B feat. "Tucker Carlson Goes After Cardi B and 'WAP': 'What Is This Doing to Our Kids? ", Fan reactions to Kylie Jenner's cameo in the video were markedly negative.  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". "WAP" debuted at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, garnering Cardi B her fourth chart-topper in the US, extending her record as the female rapper with the most number-one singles, and marked Megan's second number-one single. Rubi Rose's Outfit in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" Music Video Model and rapper Rubi Rose serves sexy superhero vibes in a geometric latex garment with thigh-high boots. "I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers," she explained. Please listen and share via the link below: Rubi Rose – For The Streets  Cardi herself reacted to the remix via Twitter, writing "Omgggggg  It was recorded and posted to social media the same day as the track's release and re-shared by Cardi B to Instagram and Twitter.  It has topped the Global 200 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. Ruby Rose, the famed Australian actress, model, and DJ, who is well known for her flawless looks and apparent ability to “turn a girl lesbian”, has been revealed to have been born a man named Shawn Rose. , During the first week of the Billboard Global 200 chart, which tracks the most streamed and digitally sold songs in over 200 territories, and their Global Excl. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression...[but] it comes at what cost?” which many assumed was a direct reference to "WAP". It has spent four non-consecutive weeks atop the chart. Photos from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Drop Star-Studded Music Video for "WAP" ... Rubi Rose. ", A month before filming, Tilley and Cardi B had initial conversations about how the video would look like stylistically, with the director proposing a "trippy and fun" place that has "a little bit more innocence than the song has", saying, "When you see that kind of juxtaposition as far as the imagery versus what they're saying, it really does kinda make it this really bizarre experience."  Rania Aniftos of Billboard described the song as a "twerk-ready, scorching banger". , Netflix docuseries History of Swear Words (2021) cited "WAP" and the reaction it caused during the episode "Pu**y".  In her column for The New York Times, Gunter considered the song "an actual cultural reference, a public celebration, to use while talking with women". 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.  "WAP" also debuted at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming Cardi B's second chart-topper and Megan's first. , 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. "I'm like, 'These are the girls that I personally like. Cardi's voice in the song has been described as "throaty" and "staccato". 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", 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". It garnered hundreds of thousands of views and led to the "WAP Challenge" on TikTok, with the related hashtag racking up more than 1.5 billion views in one month. The video has been described as a confident display of women who demonstrate their sexual prowess. 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. U.S. A song that has managed to balance attention-grabbing with staying power is perhaps the mother of all 2020 collaborations, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s gloriously libidinous "WAP."  Rapper Qveen Herby released a baroque pop cover version of the song as a promotional single on August 20. Megan Thee Stallion) / Cardi B", "Cardi B – Chart History (Argentina Hot 100)", Australian-charts.com – Cardi B feat. " 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. 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. , "WAP" was the most streamed song of 2020 in the US by a female artist, with 732.7 million on-demand streams, ranking sixth among all. As the song topped the Billboard Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs charts, it became Cardi's third chart-topper on the latter and fourth on the former, and Megan's second on both.  Cardi said that over $100,000 was spent getting COVID-19 testing for everyone on set. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Norwegiancharts.com – Cardi B feat. She capped things off with an elaborate headpiece, which was designed to look like braids wound around her head, and her signature long nails, with dangling gold accents. Megan Thee Stallion – Wap", Offiziellecharts.de – Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion – Wap", "Official IFPI Charts – Digital Singles Chart (International) – Weeks: 36/2020", "TÓNLISTINN – Vika 46 – 2019; Plötutíðindi", Italiancharts.com – Cardi B feat. " Rolling Stone staff commented that the public outrage from conservative figures contributed to the song's "pop-cultural impact. 26.0k members in the rubirose community.  This claim was directly debunked by prominent gynecologists including Daniel Grossman and Jen Gunter, and mocked as a "self-own" by social media users. , sales+streaming figures based on certification alone, 2020 single by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion. Like, why is this your focus right now? , "WAP" is a "raunchy" hip hop song with heavy bass which heavily samples Frank Ski's 1993 Baltimore club single "Whores in This House".  His response was criticized across social media, with users questioning the validity of Bradley's supposedly "accidental" discovery of the song and finding his criticism of the rappers as role models for young women hypocritical due to his support of Donald Trump.  The footage was later uploaded to her YouTube channel. Megan Thee Stallion)", Lescharts.com – Cardi B feat. ", British comedian Russell Brand posted a video to social media entitled "WAP: Feminist Masterpiece or Porn?  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