Last night Cardi B brought “WAP” to the Grammys stage. The lackluster performance has everyone talking about the song again today for all the wrong reasons. The record has been a magnet of controversy since it originally dropped last year, and is continuing to be a topic of discussion till this day.
“WAP” was originally released on August 7th 2020. The record features a sample of Frank Ski’s Baltimore classic “There’s Some Wh***s in This House”. Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B trade off verses in the infectious record, which features them predominately talking in sexual innuendo. The animated mansion themed video featured cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rosalia and Mulatto.
The song may have hit #1 last year and certified both Cardi and Meg’s continued reign as leading women in hip-hop, it has its share of naysayers.
Snoop Dogg quickly expressed his distain for the record early on. The West Coast legend was quickly branded a hypocrite by many after stating the song “Oh my God. Slow down. Like, slow down. And let’s have some imagination,” Snoop said of the song lyrics. “Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.”
“To me, it’s like, it’s too fashionable when that is secrecy, that should be a woman’s…that’s like your pride and possession,” he continued. “That’s your jewel of the Nile. That’s what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it.”
Last nights Grammy performance didn’t help sway more people in Cardi’s favor. The drowsy set saw The Bronx Rapper slow and tired looking, lacking the energy that her big choreography and flashy set required.
She later thanked fans online and admitted to being tired.
Love it or hate it, criticize it , judge it JUST BRING THE VIEWS IN 😘 NUMBER 1 trending😉 https://t.co/l28na5XIEu pic.twitter.com/qfv2kNkwYr— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 15, 2021
The performance featured a giant bed, pole and CGI displayed behind Cardi B. Those who didn’t originally like “WAP” are sure to find something wrong with it.
Even with all the people against the song, there’s no denying its place in pop culture. Right Wing Conservative Comedian Tim Young alleged that the song was more welcome in some schools than Dr. Seuss books, as if children are being asked to recite WAP lyrics in school
Cardi B caught wind of the tweet and clapped back at Tim Young asking, “when has a school made kids read the lyrics to wap?” The rapper then questioned the comprehension of some conservatives comparing WAP to Dr. Seuss books, claiming there’s no correlation.