Cardi B hasn’t released a record since 2018’s smash Invasion of Privacy. Rumor has it she was tied up in a renegotiation of her contract with Atlantic Records. Her bag has clearly arrived, and with it comes “WAP”- a hilarious, sex-positive, freaky collab with Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion that is actually breaking the internet as we speak.
The song is a slow burning romp through the pervy world of Cardi B. She’s brazen and knows no limits here, and she’s got a talent that the world needs to know about involving her body’s natural juices. Sounds absurd- because it is. And it works. Megan Thee Stallion is a perfect feature too. Her stock is ever rising thanks to her growing catalog and recent Beyoncé co-sign, so it simply makes sense to invite her to the soggy party.
Everything about this single is right for the moment. The world needs some levity and Cardi obliges with some of the raunchiest lyrics of her career. It’s impossible not to smile when she raps “I want you to park that big Mack truck right in this tiny garage”. She’s body positive, sex positive, and she’s unapologetic- letting critics know via her Twitter feed that she “raps about her pussy because it’s her best friend”.
Love it or hate it- the numbers on this one are going crazy. And why not? Lil Kim, Trina, and Gangsta Boo have been rapping about their pussies for damn near 30 years. There’s some whores in this house- all hail the WAP.