“WAP” is without doubt one of the greatest songs of 2020 and is rapper Cardi B’s fourth No. 1 single on the Billboard Scorching 100. The track options rapper Megan Thee Stallion and is the lead single from Cardi B’s upcoming studio album. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion haven’t been in a position to carry out the track reside, however Cardi B informed followers she can’t wait to carry out “WAP” for followers.
Cardi B | Theo Wargo/Getty Photographs for iHeartMediaThe track broke data in 2020
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion launched “WAP” and a music video for the track on Aug. 7. The title “WAP” is an acronym for “Moist-A** P*ssy,” and the track explores feminine sexuality and empowerment. The music video options cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rosalía, and rappers Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose.
With 26 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, the track grew to become the most important debut for an all-female collaboration. “WAP” additionally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100. In keeping with Billboard, the track had 93 million streams, 125,000 downloads, and 11.6 million radio airplay viewers impressions within the first week of its launch. This led the track to additionally debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs and Digital Music Gross sales charts.
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Cardi B needs to carry out ‘WAP’ reside
Because of the coronavirus, in-person live shows will not be attainable within the U.S. and different nations world wide.
“Every part has utterly modified due to the pandemic,” Cardi B informed i-D. “You understand, I used to be consistently on the street, now I’m principally at residence with my child. Every part that I had deliberate for this 12 months must be rescheduled for God is aware of when. So it’s simply loopy, it’s lots.”
Nonetheless, Cardi B hopes to have the ability to carry out “WAP” in entrance of followers sooner slightly than later.
“Yoooo I wanna carry out WAP so dangerous with lots a** crowd.I miss exhibits and festivals..Yoooooo I’d of went loopy,” the rapper tweeted.
Yoooo I wanna carry out WAP so dangerous with lots ass crowd.I miss exhibits and festivals..Yoooooo I’d of went loopy — iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 5, 2020
Followers responded to the rapper’s tweet asking her to carry out “WAP” on the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, which will likely be held on Oct. 14.
Cardi B responds to critics of the track
Whereas “WAP” acquired widespread essential acclaim along with its business success, some conservative figures criticized the track’s sexual innuendoes and themes. Cardi B informed i-D that she didn’t anticipate such viral reactions from conservative commentators and lawmakers.
“I’ve been actually stunned by the response, truthfully… I knew it was gonna have a big effect, I suppose, due to me and Megan. However I didn’t realize it was going to be so controversial. I by no means anticipated that, you understand, conservatives and Republicans have been going to be speaking in regards to the track,” she mentioned. “I didn’t suppose the track was as vulgar as they mentioned it was, you understand? Like, I’m so used to it. I’m such a freak that I didn’t suppose it could be a giant deal. I didn’t suppose folks would suppose it was so out of this world…”
The rapper additionally added that the criticism doesn’t hassle her.
“It doesn’t make me indignant,” she mentioned. “It makes me glad. They hold speaking and the numbers hold going up. On the finish of the day, no matter they’re saying, the numbers communicate for themselves.”