Now that the “WAP” video has debuted and sits at 13 million views and counting since it premiered 14 hours ago, the reactions and opinions are starting to roll in. While many are lauding what seems to be Cardi’s follow up run to her massive debut album Invasion of Privacy, the explicit nature of the song, even with the censored hook in the song’s video, is causing a bit of an uproar.
Before the night turned tragic and dangerous a few weeks ago, Megan Thee Stallion was seen in the pool with Kylie Jenner and Tory Lanez, having a great time. At the time, many thought nothing of it and though the moment became something else entirely, it showed how quickly Megan’s star was rising, though even then – many people were warning her about Kylie and her family.
Megan, Kylie Jenner & Tory Lanez hanging out via IG Live.💗 pic.twitter.com/soLnIBsFxE— Thee Stallion Updates (@theestallionhq) July 12, 2020
Many keen Kylie watchers remembered that, back when Jenner got into a tiff with her ex-best friend Jordyn Woods, Megan came out in support of Woods instead of Jenner and they are latching onto that fact, and others, in their disdain for Kylie’s appearance in Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s new video for their duet “WAP.”
Jenner has a cameo along with such other women artists and celebrities like Normani, Rosaliá, Rubi Rose, Mulatto and even Sukihana from Love and Hip-Hop: Florida but people were upset that Jenner was even included, whether or not she’s new BFF’s with Megan. It cannot be denied however that including Jenner, a prominent influencer and billionaire, was a strong marketing move that was destined to get discussions started about Cardi’s latest song and visual.
Fans were complaining about the inclusion of someone that wasn’t even a music artist over fellow up-and-coming artists like Flo Milli, Saweetie or City Girls. They also found hilarious reasons to meme the various artists that DID appear in the video, commenting on their various looks and inclusion in Cardi’s video.
when Kylie showed up in the Cardi x Meg video pic.twitter.com/Uw1lNFTIHm— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) August 7, 2020
Inevitably, there was a cadre of people who also thought the song was too raunchy and offensive and in 2020, it seems as if Cardi’s latest song may have gone viral – for another reason. After the video went viral and seemed to be everywhere, a comment from a politician also went viral, after he had some choice things to say about the song and video content.
Claiming that he “accidentally” heard “WAP,” potential US House candidate James P. Bradley aimed an offensive tweet at the pair that denigrated their work and made vast assumptions about their histories in an attempt to troll them.
“Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,” the tweet started. Politician’s tweets have gone viral before with regards to pop music, with one making the claim previously on Twitter that Beyoncé is actually not Beyoncé and that she’s a White woman named Ann Marie Lastrassi.
In the tweet, Bradley also claims that the song made him “want to pour holy water in his ears” and that he felt “sorry for future girls” if the two were their role models.
See his tweet below.