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Cardi B has blamed “the internet” for her determination to not submit ‘WAP’ for consideration on the Grammys.
The x-rated collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion was launched again in 2020, and spent three weeks at Number One on the UK Singles Chart. Additionally, the tune clocked up the biggest-ever first-week streaming figures for a single observe within the US.
Cardi and Megan carried out ‘WAP’ dwell collectively on the Grammys 2021, regardless of it not receiving any nominations that yr. It was beforehand reported that the observe would as a substitute be submitted for the 2022 ceremony.
However, ‘WAP’ didn’t seem on the record of nominees for final yr’s Grammys both.
During a latest interview on Jason Lee’s Revolt present, Cardi was requested why she by no means ended up submitting ‘WAP’ to the Grammys.
“You know what?” Cardi started. “This is one thing that… it’s like, I must cease letting the web management my life.
“Because I didn’t want to submit ‘WAP’ because I was afraid that if I win or if I… You know what’s so crazy? The internet got me even afraid of winning. That is insane.”
IMN Music News topped ‘WAP’ the Number One observe of 2020, writing: “The song has succeeded in pissing off the kind of prudes who wither with disgust every time a woman dares to centre her own sexual desire.”
But the specific nature of the only led to a damaging response from some figures within the leisure trade, together with Snoop Dogg, Russell Brand and right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro.
In December 2020, Megan Thee Stallion stated that the controversy surrounding the tune got here from a spot of “fear and insecurity”.
“Some people just don’t know what to do when a woman is in control and taking ownership of her own body,” she defined.
“I feel like for a long time men felt like they owned sex and now women are saying, ‘Hey, this is for me. I want pleasure. This is how I want it or don’t want it.’ It freaks men the hell out.”
Last summer time noticed Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B reunite to carry out ‘WAP’ throughout the latter’s set at Wireless Festival 2022 in Finsbury Park, London.
Meanwhile, Megan’s efficiency of ‘WAP’ eventually yr’s Coachella was topic to censorship on the Chinese social media and messaging app WeChat.
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