It’s been a year later and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s mega-hit “WAP” may not be on the top of the charts anymore, but it’s still rocking crowds. From July 29th up until August 1st, Grant Park in Illinois was rocked with an enormous crowd, thanks to the return of the Lollapalooza festival, marking its 30th anniversary and the first since the global pandemic. There were an array of concerns thanks to the rise in numbers from the Delta Variant of Covid-19, nonetheless, upwards of almost 400,000 reportedly turned out to see the mega lineup, which on Saturday night was rocked by Megan Thee Stallion and others.
Festival-goers were treated with a lineup that consisted of heavyweights such as Miley Cyrus, Playboi Carti, Tyler The Creator, Jack Harlow, and Megan Thee Stallion, and many more as the top-billing headliners. Other impactful artists, some newer and swiftly on the rise, such as Giveon, Bia, Rico Nasty, and Flo Milli were given the opportunity to grace one of their many stages.
Originally included as one of the headliners for Sunday Night’s show was rapper DaBaby, who has seen his share of controversy this past week following his homophobic and misogynistic comments while performing at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. His comments and follow-up remarks throughout the week continued to drive the wedge between himself and a vast majority of the general public. drawing responses from artists like Elton John and Madonna as well as Dua Lipa, whom he collaborated with on her single.
The fallout from the viral moment resulted in DaBaby being pulled from multiple’s festival lineups, including Lollapalooza. Festival promoters and representation for Lollapalooza released a statement on the matter. “Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight,” the statement read. They then announced that rapper Young Thug would be taking his place, while G Herbo would also be added.
The massive fallout pushed DaBaby to release a SECOND apology, which perhaps was too late as more performances were pulled from the “Ball If I Want To” rapper. Fans of his that were possibly disappointed that they would not have the chance to see him on stage, were no doubt entertained by the many other artists that took the Lollapalooza stage.
Included in that lineup was the queen of the Hot Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, which many publications and festival goers claim was one of the highlights of the weekend. Stepping out in fishnets and a one-piece suit that had logos of different legendary rock bands, Meg showed up and showed out with live performances of her hits like “Savage”, “Body”, and current hit “Th*t S**t”.
One of the most talked-about parts of Megan Thee Stallion’s performance happened to not involve Megan, however. Meg included her smash hit “WAP” into her set, and although Cardi did not make a guest appearance, fans were enticed by the performance of the sign language interpreter assigned to sign for the event.
A fan caught a video of the sign language interpreter, which has now gone viral as it appears the woman had been awaiting the moment for what looks to be one of her favorite songs! In the video, you can see her signing along passionately to the lyrics of the song, and her movements let’s just say, were spot on.
How else could the song be interpreted? Cardi’s presence may have been missed but she definitely was filled out with the lady who social media can’t stop talking about. Fans immediately praised the interpreter’s performance with statements like “She definitely understood the assignment!” Another commented,” it’s even more inappropriate in sign language,” with other users stating that her “pay needs to be raised” and that festival planners “knew what they were doing when they hired her.
Check out a few other social media reactions below.
I think seeing the video of the person doing Sign Language to @theestallion’s Lolla performance for WAP will be the funniest thing I’ll see on the Internet all week.— Matchu (@H2OPoloPav) August 3, 2021
@theestallion Just tryna know who your sign language interpreter is get back to me 😂— 1-800-CALL-GAWD (@LRDTrill) August 3, 2021