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. As people continue to call out her lyrics, Cardi’s finally hit back.
Inevitably, there was a cadre of people who 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. 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.
Well, if they want to be rappers, who better to be a role model than Cardi? She shared a number of statistics herself about the huge debut of “WAP” on the charts, which was record breaking for a number of reasons.
In addition to being certified #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as of this week, “WAP” is the first female rap collaboration in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also debuted with a staggering 93 million US streams, the most of a song in an opening week in history.
It also had the biggest sales week of 2020 with its debut on the Digital Song Sales chart, sitting at #1 with over 125,000 sold. The song also broke the record for biggest 1 week, on-demand audio and Apple Music streams for a female artist. It’s Megan’s 2nd #1 for the year also, as she had a hit earlier this summer with Beyoncé, on her “Savage” remix.
This time, it was a fellow woman former political candidate that joined in on the Cardi B bashing, hoping to no doubt capitalize upon the trending nature of the song to get some attention for her own campaign.
DeAnna Lorraine, who once ran against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a seat, tweeted “America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B.” Not that Cardi had even tweeted this woman.
When Cardi got wind of the tweet however, she clapped back immediately bringing attention to the first lady’s past.
Years ago, ‘clothes’ images from a photoshoot of Melania Trump were leaked. The former model posed for the pictures in 1996, and Cardi was aware of their existence. In reference to her own hit song and its lyrics, Cardi responded “Didn’t she [Melania] used to sell that Wap?”
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