“WAP, which abbreviates “wet-ass pussy,” ruffled some feathers with conservatives upon its release last year, but neither Megan nor Cardi is sweating it.
“First of all, I wanna say thank you to Cardi for even putting me on the song,” Megan told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show December 9, 2020. “But, I mean, I felt like [the backlash] was really, like, a little weird. I know the Republicans have been having a bad year, and they probably needed to take their frustration out somewhere.”
She continued, “But I wanna tell them thank you for the streams! Because without you, I don’t know if we would’ve been here! But no, them people crazy—why you worried about my WAP?”
Cardi B has similar thoughts. “The people that the song bothers are usually conservatives or really religious people, but my thing is I grew up listening to this type of music,” she said in August 2020 on the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show. “Other people might think it’s strange and vulgar, but to me it’s almost like really normal, you know what I’m saying?”
She added, “You wanna know something? It’s what people wanna hear. If people didn’t wanna hear it, if they were so afraid to hear it, it wouldn’t be doing as good.”
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