Cardi B has come forward in order to address the backlash that she and Megan Thee Stallion got when they first released their single WAP back in August of 2020.
When she was chatting with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Cardi B said that she was “surprised” when people reacted negatively on their collaboration.
“When ‘WAP’ came out, the people that were criticizing it the most, they were like, ‘This is so nasty, this is so freaky’ — I don’t even think it was religious people, it was really a lot of Republicans,” said the rapper.
The 28 year old then went to clarify that the elected officials were not the ones who came out with the criticism, rather it was the conservatives with platforms on social media.
“Big Republicans, not like senators and s— like that, it was literally like those motherf—— that got blue checks on Twitter, they’re big influencers. And it’s just like out of anything that y’all could have talked about it?” – she explained.
She also shared thoughts that some of the backlash might have come from her endorsing the Democratic politicians and their policies.
“I used to endorse Bernie [Sanders] and then Joe Biden, so they were just trying to figure a way out to pick on me. Like, ‘Oh Joe Biden is this the girl you were doing that interview with? The girl that’s talking about WAP? That’s what you want America to be influenced by?’ ” she said.
Then she exclaimed with “And it’s like bro, c’mon now,”
When WAP dominatd the music charts in August, Cardi defended the song as not overly explicit seeing at it is a hip-hop and rap genre song, and she called out for a double standard.
When she was on the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show, she said that “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. Other people might think it’s strange and vulgar, but to me, it’s almost like really normal, you know what I’m saying?”
The mother of one, Kulture Kiari who is 2 years old and whom she shares with husband rapper Offset said that she would not let her daughter listen to WAP, but she said that her music is for adults and not children.
“No, of course I don’t want my child to listen to this song and everything — but it’s for adults,” she explained.