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Cardi B: The Dirty Meaning of "WAP"

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08/07/2020 11:35 pm

The video for the track "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hit like a bomb! But what does the abbreviation actually mean?

The new single from Cardi B (27) was released today, Friday (August 7th). The Queen of Rap teamed up with the newcomer. Her new song "WAP" features none other than Megan Thee Stallion (25).

The two ladies celebrated the mega combination with a gigantic video that set new standards in terms of “sex sells”.

What does “WAP” stand for?

But first to the lyrics. These could hardly be more explicit. The word "pussy" alone is used almost twenty times. The lyrics are about all kinds of sex practices, but most of all about how great the rapper's vaginas are. Because they taste so sweet, for example, that the man will suffer from diabetes afterwards.

The title "WAP" makes it more than clear that it is not a nursery rhyme. WAP is an acronym that stands for “wet ass pussy”. To German for "damn wet pussy".

Cardi B considered playing down the song

In a press release, Cardi B announced, “This song is dirty. He's always been dirty too. My verse and hook were written before Megan was featured as a feature. So it was a dirty song before that. But nobody says more wicked things than Megan ”.

In the statement, the Grammy winner also explains that she had made an attempt to soften the lyrics at least a little. But she simply didn't want to succeed and so the artist stayed with her original version.

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Mothers rushed against "WAP" on Twitter

The song sparked controversy on social media within a matter of hours. An outraged mother wrote on Twitter that she found the clip "as a Christian as incredibly offensive and disgusting." She believes that parents should protect their children from "WAP".

As a Christian, I find that #WAP song by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion to be incredibly offensive and disgusting.

We should not degrade ourselves in that manner & on the world stage nonetheless.

I encourage parents to not let these types of songs be in earshot of their kids!

- Irene Armendariz-Jackson (@ ArmendarizDis16) August 7, 2020

The majority of music fans did not share this opinion at all. They celebrate the song for the cool vibe, its openness and the courage to celebrate female sexuality.

We think “WAP” is great too! Sure, the lyrics are very suggestive and the looks in the video pretty much leave nothing to the imagination, but that's what makes the song so special. It is time for women in art and in everyday life to be able to speak openly about what makes them really hot in bed.

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"WAP" is already breaking records

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, both of whom have always been very open about their sexuality, should be happy about the dispute about their video. The attention on social media only makes their collaboration better known.

"WAP" broke a record on the day of its release. No artist song reached the top 10 so quickly in Apple Music history.

#WAP is now the fastest female song in Apple Music HISTORY to reach the top 10, surpassing “Believe It” (4 hours, 23 minutes). pic.twitter.com/VwhJ2DxfzJ

- Fan account | #BLM (@BardiUpdatess) August 7, 2020