I’ve finally gotten the chance to hear this new single. WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Judging by the beat alone, I’m giving it tens across the board. I’m a beat person over lyrical content. These days that’s all there is. You still can’t manage to pick up the mumble dialect. These ladies definitely sound off and the content is definitely there. You hear these women loud and clear.
The song is about.. How banging their Kitty Kat is. I’m not against free speech at all. As long as, its a positive message. There’s nothing negative about this at all. It’s starts with… “There’s some whores in this house” I remember hearing that in a song years ago. It was by a DJ name Frank Ski. The song came out when I was twelve. So it gave me the reminiscing moment. Cardi pops off with.. “Hold up! I said certified freak, Seven days a week. Wet-ass pussy make that pull out game weak.” Oh okay… This is going to be an anthem. You know it is. At some point, Megan then goes… “Gobble me, swallow me, drip down the side of me” Ayyyyyyy!! I’m here for it.
People are having an entire fit over this.
Artists have been singing songs about. Their body parts and what they can do for years. Men have been having all kinds of crazy shit in their interludes. I’m not understanding the backlash entirely. I do understand that the underaged individuals. Should not be hearing this. However, we are in modern times and it’s the parents responsibility to keep them away from the song. Good luck with this!!! I grew up in the Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Trina era. So, this is nothing to me.
Everyone has been saying something about this song.. Craig Jenkins from Vulture said it’s “Class A filth for the ages.” NBC journalist Susanne Ramirez de Arellano called it, “a joyful role reversal.” and “the triumph of delicious filth”, writing, “with rapid-fire flow and endlessly quotable one-liners, the two hip hop stars create a female sex-positive anthem as they trade lyrics and grab back the genre’s sexual narratives from ‘hard’ male rappers”. She added that “[it] is as honest and tasteful” as a song can get when it is about something like the explicitness of female pleasure and female desire, “that men still consider too vulgar for words”.
Then you have others such as, James P. Bradley, a Republican congressional candidate from California, who said he heard the song “accidentally”, wrote on Twitter, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,” adding that the song made him want to “pour holy water” in his ears. That one went everywhere. I woke up to that one. It was like geez… Megan does this while getting a degree. Cut some slack dude!! He did receive clap back from August Brown of the Los Angeles Times wrote that, contrary to Bradley’s comments, Megan “did indeed have a strong father figure” and Cardi “is no stranger to faith”. So there!!! Then we heard from another former Congressional candidate from California, DeAnna Lorraine, expressed similar distaste for the song, writing, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song,” noting that Cardi received support from Democratic United States Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. She also suggested that radio stations should avoid playing the song, whether censored or not. Lorraine was criticized on social media for her statements, in part for claiming to encourage the empowerment of women while undermining a song performed by two women, which many users considered hypocritical. All this over a song.
Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro criticized the song’s message, sarcastically stating, “This is what feminism fought for,” in a video that includes him giving a plain reading of the song’s lyrics, many of which he censors, for which he was widely mocked by social media users, as well as on Desus & Mero. He also claimed on his Twitter account that his “only real concern” was Cardi and Megan’s vaginal health after his wife called vaginal lubrication a health condition, which was directly debunked by prominent gynecologists including Daniel Grossman and Jen Gunter, and mocked as a “self-own” by social media users.
Now the song has entered number one on the charts. It is what it is at this point. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.