What's So Polarizing about WAP

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion shut down the internet

Zaina Cummins

Released Friday, Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion’s song WAP shook the entire internet. The song itself wasn’t much to discuss; but the visual is what really had the people on the edge of their seats. 

The baseline of the song is a sampled snippet from an old Baltimore club track, Frank Ski’s “Whores in This House.” Catchy, and very telling. 

A collaboration with Megan and Cardi was long overdue. Their flows are dramatically different; yet the charisma booming from their voice — you can quickly imagine each of them without ever watching “WAP’s” music video, which is also another joy. 

The visual was the representation of sex appeal. The two ladies showed that they could do more than just rap; they could have fun with it. Not to mention, phenomenal and unique appearances were made by Normani, Mulatto, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner to name a few. 

These two women have easily become pop music’s biggest stars. Some would argue that they are walking in the same footsteps as Lil Kim, Khia, Trina and Foxy Brown. 

But unfortunately, not everyone was sold on the song. 

Republican congressional candidate, James P. Bradley, who’s running to replace California’s Ted Lieu said that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion “are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure.” He went on to say that “WAP,” which he claimed to have heard “accidentally,” “made me want to pour holy water in my ears.” 

The negative comments from Bradley didn’t phase the two one bit. Nevertheless, the music video for WAP has already received 57 million views on YouTube; and the numbers continue to go up. 

The two female rappers along with the women included in the music video, were trending on Twitter for about two days since the release and still are. WAP is a much better piece of art than it is a song. Although it is a song intentionally directed toward women, the male audience loved it just as much.

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion Shut Down The Internet