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Why Are People So Outraged by Cardi B’s New Song “WAP” or Wet As* Pu*sy

Cardi B's steamy and powerful track "WAP" has got people furiously tweeting about how 'vile' it is. Some are even saying having a wet vagina is abnormal!

About a week ago, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped an insanely catchy track and music video named WAP or Wet As* Pus*y, which soon became a subject matter for controversy, at least in the conservative circles. The entire song was an ode to female genitalia with two influential women rapping about how they'd want to be aroused in bed and bragging about their unmatched skills during intercourse. The music video is an enticing four minutes of effortless splits, laying amongst snakes and tigers (the snakes were real, by the way), cameos by Kylie Jenner, Normani, and Rosalia, and titillating dance routines that tempt you to keep pressing the replay button. Clearly, Cardi B went all-out on the production of this much-awaited single, making a reverberant comeback after a hiatus of 8 months.

The lyrics are wildly inappropriate to the extent that the song makes Anaconda by Nicki Minaj sound like a Christian anthem. But truth be told, the lyrics are only perceived to be this scandalous because they're singing about the oh-so-sacred vaginas and not the all-appealing penises. One would have thought in the age of fourth-wave feminism, we’d have crossed the bridge of normalizing conversation about female sexuality, but nope, we’re still not there yet.

The song was like blasphemy for the traditionalist, and conservative crusaders found this overt mention of female genitalia so wounding to their orthodox sensibilities that they took the time out to castigate the song and its creators Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Conservative crusaders criticize “WAP” as ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting’

A Republican, James P. Bradley, who accidentally played the song and then listened to its entirety by chance, tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion is what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure. Their new ‘song’ The #WAP (which I heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!”

Another Republican, DeAnna Lorraine attempted to turn the song into a political matter and went as far as to call it a set-back to the feminist movement, she tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song.” In a follow-up, she added, “Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B. Kamala Harris called her a role model,” she continued, “The Democrats support this trash and depravity!”

Other conservative figures also brought up ‘the Cardi B and Bernie Sanders connection.’ Cardi B was reasonably confused by the surge of backlash by Republicans on a song in which women did what men have been doing for decades - talking about their genitals. In response to the conservatives' flak, Cardi tweeted “I can’t believe conservatives soo mad about WAP”

Ben Shapiro mocks the video by saying, “This is what feminists fought for”

Ben Shapiro, the Daily Wire founder, and general right-wing troll also took a dig at the track by mocking it in a dedicated segment on his eponymous show - The Ben Shapiro Show, plainly reciting the lyrics to "WAP" and ridiculing the song by adding "this is what feminists fought for." He continues with his sardonic comment saying, “This is what the feminist movement was all about. It’s not really about women being treated as independent, full rounded human beings. It’s about wet-a*s p-word. And if you say anything different you’re a misogynist.”

People on the internet did not take kindly to his scornful criticism but Shapiro, unwilling to back down from his stance, shifted the conversation from mocking the lyrics to stating that he's concerned about the women involved - who require a 'bucket and a mop' - and hope they get the medical care they require.

In other words, he was proposing that the wetness of a pus*y was a medical problem and said that his 'doctor wife' thinks so too. "My doctor wife's differential diagnosis: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis [sic],” he said in a tweet.

Unsatisfied by his claims, the Vulture investigated them by interviewing a gynecologist to ascertain if a wet vagina indicates a medical problem. Dr. Lauren Streicher told the Vulture that he’s confusing two conditions together, “there’s a difference between someone saying, ‘I have an abnormal discharge, I have a huge volume of moisture all the time and saying that I’m wet.’ And these women are saying they’re sexually aroused! So they get very wet. That’s normal. That’s the flaw in his reasoning. To be wet when you’re aroused is normal,” she explains.

She further elaborates that vaginal lubrication is “good and healthy” and it’s the equivalent of a man getting an erection. The only reason conservatives found it odd is that “nice” women don’t openly talk about this. “Men are constantly bragging about how hard their dicks are and how long they are, but women don’t get to brag about how wet they are. When it really is actually the same thing,” she states.

Additionally, taking lyrics out of context will certainly create misconceptions, Ben Shapiro thinks it's strange that their genitalia is so lubricated but when Cardi says, “Bring a bucket and mop for this wet a*s pus*y,” she is obviously exaggerating for greater effect.

CeeLo Green faces flak for taking high moral ground when talking about “WAP”

It wasn't just Republicans who were disapproving of the new song about women's sexuality, but even the rappers' contemporary, CeeLo Green. In an interview with Far Out, criticized the women for "salacious gesturing to kinda get into position" and then asked, "it comes at what cost?" His whole comment read:

“Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all,” however, Green can’t help but ask, “it comes at what cost?”

Unsurprisingly, he faced some backlash for his comments and many dismissed his holier than thou attitude by pointing out the sexual assault allegation against him in 2013. To calm down the frenzy of outraged fans, he wrote an apology, writing, “I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women…and professionals.”

There’s a Tiger King angle to the “WAP” controversy as well

"WAP" has irked the Republicans, the music industry, and even Carol Baskin, the founder of a tiger sanctuary who appeared in the sensational Netflix documentary - Tiger King. In an interview with Billboard, Baskin lambasted the "lurid" video, saying that "the worst part is that it glamorizes the idea of rich people having tigers as pets."

Cardi B retorted to Baskin's comment in an interview with i-D, saying, “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl, you killed your goddamn husband.” (In the documentary, Tiger King, the protagonist, Joe Exotic had accused Carol Baskin of murdering her second husband)

Why did the song become a political issue?

A possible reason why Cardi became a target for Republicans could be because she backed Bernie during the primary election in the U.S and expressed support for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. “It’s either, like, we go with Joe Biden or Donald Trump,” Cardi told Sway In The Morning during the promotional push for “WAP.”

“I’d rather go with Joe Biden. I have spoken to Joe Biden before. I think he gets it. I think that he understands what we want. I think he understands that what we want are simple things,” she continued.

Republicans probably saw this as an opportunity to poke both, the Democrats and the unconventional values portrayed by the song. But when WAP is separated from all the right-wing rage and anger, it's purely about two women celebrating their ‘wet ass pu*sy’ and publicly embracing it. It is the embodiment of unapologetically owning one’s sexuality with Cardi and Megan entering the shot, strutting to the sampled version of the track, "There's some whores in this house" by Al “T” McLaran, and turning that into a proud declaration in their video.

For both the artists, in some ways, the music video was a triumphant return - Cardi emerged with a new hit single after her previous single tanked and Megan made a comeback overcoming the trauma of being shot on the leg publicly. It would be a shame if the now politicized issue hurt their career in any way.

The outrage helped create more buzz around the song

Fortunately for the duo, outrage is the most powerful currency in the modern music industry. The video for "WAP" was released last week but is still being discussed and analyzed by an overwhelming amount of publications days later. In a way, it made Cardi B's comeback grander than she was hoping for.

In an interview with Elle, Cardi says that she didn't particularly like how her last single "Press" performed with the audiences; in terms of numbers it garnered 76 million views which are good on its own. However, "WAP" managed to reach over 70 million views in five days. Cardi explains how she felt like she had to deliver 'greatness' for her comeback, “People haven’t seen a music video from me for, like, eight months, so they’re expecting greatness. And I have to deliver. I didn’t really like how my last song performed. So I just got my creativity back,” she told Elle.

In the same interview, the rapper said that the conservative backlash was actually a blessing in disguise because "they keep talking and the numbers keep going up”: the video has over 115 million views on YouTube and is closing out the week number one on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.

It seems the public controversy took “WAP” to the top of the charts, exactly where Cardi wanted it to reach, however, one can't help but feel a little jolted by the backlash it received. Avid listeners of Hip-Hop and Rap would know that male artists have been writing about their genitalia in graphic detail for decades.

A lot of their lyrics such as "beat the pus*y up so bad" by Jay Rock in ‘Vice City’ or "Spit on a b*tch, punch on a b*tch/After I eat some steak, have her tug on my d*ck" by Odd Future from ‘We Got Bitches’ show how acceptable it is for men to talk about having control over women's genitalia.

Similarly, it seems the Republicans are okay with Donald Trump saying "grab 'em by the pus*y" but are having a hard time listening to two empowered women boldly singing about her wet pu*sy.

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Why Are People So Outraged by Cardi B’s New Song “WAP” or Wet As* Pu*sy

Cardi B's steamy and powerful track "WAP" has got people furiously tweeting about how 'vile' it is. Some are even saying having a wet vagina is abnormal!

About a week ago, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped an insanely catchy track and music video named WAP or Wet As* Pus*y, which soon became a subject matter for controversy, at least in the conservative circles. The entire song was an ode to female genitalia with two influential women rapping about how they'd want to be aroused in bed and bragging about their unmatched skills during intercourse. The music video is an enticing four minutes of effortless splits, laying amongst snakes and tigers (the snakes were real, by the way), cameos by Kylie Jenner, Normani, and Rosalia, and titillating dance routines that tempt you to keep pressing the replay button. Clearly, Cardi B went all-out on the production of this much-awaited single, making a reverberant comeback after a hiatus of 8 months.

The lyrics are wildly inappropriate to the extent that the song makes Anaconda by Nicki Minaj sound like a Christian anthem. But truth be told, the lyrics are only perceived to be this scandalous because they're singing about the oh-so-sacred vaginas and not the all-appealing penises. One would have thought in the age of fourth-wave feminism, we’d have crossed the bridge of normalizing conversation about female sexuality, but nope, we’re still not there yet.

The song was like blasphemy for the traditionalist, and conservative crusaders found this overt mention of female genitalia so wounding to their orthodox sensibilities that they took the time out to castigate the song and its creators Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Conservative crusaders criticize “WAP” as ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting’

A Republican, James P. Bradley, who accidentally played the song and then listened to its entirety by chance, tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion is what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure. Their new ‘song’ The #WAP (which I heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!”

Another Republican, DeAnna Lorraine attempted to turn the song into a political matter and went as far as to call it a set-back to the feminist movement, she tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song.” In a follow-up, she added, “Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B. Kamala Harris called her a role model,” she continued, “The Democrats support this trash and depravity!”

Other conservative figures also brought up ‘the Cardi B and Bernie Sanders connection.’ Cardi B was reasonably confused by the surge of backlash by Republicans on a song in which women did what men have been doing for decades - talking about their genitals. In response to the conservatives' flak, Cardi tweeted “I can’t believe conservatives soo mad about WAP”

Ben Shapiro mocks the video by saying, “This is what feminists fought for”

Ben Shapiro, the Daily Wire founder, and general right-wing troll also took a dig at the track by mocking it in a dedicated segment on his eponymous show - The Ben Shapiro Show, plainly reciting the lyrics to "WAP" and ridiculing the song by adding "this is what feminists fought for." He continues with his sardonic comment saying, “This is what the feminist movement was all about. It’s not really about women being treated as independent, full rounded human beings. It’s about wet-a*s p-word. And if you say anything different you’re a misogynist.”

People on the internet did not take kindly to his scornful criticism but Shapiro, unwilling to back down from his stance, shifted the conversation from mocking the lyrics to stating that he's concerned about the women involved - who require a 'bucket and a mop' - and hope they get the medical care they require.

In other words, he was proposing that the wetness of a pus*y was a medical problem and said that his 'doctor wife' thinks so too. "My doctor wife's differential diagnosis: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis [sic],” he said in a tweet.

Unsatisfied by his claims, the Vulture investigated them by interviewing a gynecologist to ascertain if a wet vagina indicates a medical problem. Dr. Lauren Streicher told the Vulture that he’s confusing two conditions together, “there’s a difference between someone saying, ‘I have an abnormal discharge, I have a huge volume of moisture all the time and saying that I’m wet.’ And these women are saying they’re sexually aroused! So they get very wet. That’s normal. That’s the flaw in his reasoning. To be wet when you’re aroused is normal,” she explains.

She further elaborates that vaginal lubrication is “good and healthy” and it’s the equivalent of a man getting an erection. The only reason conservatives found it odd is that “nice” women don’t openly talk about this. “Men are constantly bragging about how hard their dicks are and how long they are, but women don’t get to brag about how wet they are. When it really is actually the same thing,” she states.

Additionally, taking lyrics out of context will certainly create misconceptions, Ben Shapiro thinks it's strange that their genitalia is so lubricated but when Cardi says, “Bring a bucket and mop for this wet a*s pus*y,” she is obviously exaggerating for greater effect.

CeeLo Green faces flak for taking high moral ground when talking about “WAP”

It wasn't just Republicans who were disapproving of the new song about women's sexuality, but even the rappers' contemporary, CeeLo Green. In an interview with Far Out, criticized the women for "salacious gesturing to kinda get into position" and then asked, "it comes at what cost?" His whole comment read:

“Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all,” however, Green can’t help but ask, “it comes at what cost?”

Unsurprisingly, he faced some backlash for his comments and many dismissed his holier than thou attitude by pointing out the sexual assault allegation against him in 2013. To calm down the frenzy of outraged fans, he wrote an apology, writing, “I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women…and professionals.”

There’s a Tiger King angle to the “WAP” controversy as well

"WAP" has irked the Republicans, the music industry, and even Carol Baskin, the founder of a tiger sanctuary who appeared in the sensational Netflix documentary - Tiger King. In an interview with Billboard, Baskin lambasted the "lurid" video, saying that "the worst part is that it glamorizes the idea of rich people having tigers as pets."

Cardi B retorted to Baskin's comment in an interview with i-D, saying, “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl, you killed your goddamn husband.” (In the documentary, Tiger King, the protagonist, Joe Exotic had accused Carol Baskin of murdering her second husband)

Why did the song become a political issue?

A possible reason why Cardi became a target for Republicans could be because she backed Bernie during the primary election in the U.S and expressed support for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. “It’s either, like, we go with Joe Biden or Donald Trump,” Cardi told Sway In The Morning during the promotional push for “WAP.”

“I’d rather go with Joe Biden. I have spoken to Joe Biden before. I think he gets it. I think that he understands what we want. I think he understands that what we want are simple things,” she continued.

Republicans probably saw this as an opportunity to poke both, the Democrats and the unconventional values portrayed by the song. But when WAP is separated from all the right-wing rage and anger, it's purely about two women celebrating their ‘wet ass pu*sy’ and publicly embracing it. It is the embodiment of unapologetically owning one’s sexuality with Cardi and Megan entering the shot, strutting to the sampled version of the track, "There's some whores in this house" by Al “T” McLaran, and turning that into a proud declaration in their video.

For both the artists, in some ways, the music video was a triumphant return - Cardi emerged with a new hit single after her previous single tanked and Megan made a comeback overcoming the trauma of being shot on the leg publicly. It would be a shame if the now politicized issue hurt their career in any way.

The outrage helped create more buzz around the song

Fortunately for the duo, outrage is the most powerful currency in the modern music industry. The video for "WAP" was released last week but is still being discussed and analyzed by an overwhelming amount of publications days later. In a way, it made Cardi B's comeback grander than she was hoping for.

In an interview with Elle, Cardi says that she didn't particularly like how her last single "Press" performed with the audiences; in terms of numbers it garnered 76 million views which are good on its own. However, "WAP" managed to reach over 70 million views in five days. Cardi explains how she felt like she had to deliver 'greatness' for her comeback, “People haven’t seen a music video from me for, like, eight months, so they’re expecting greatness. And I have to deliver. I didn’t really like how my last song performed. So I just got my creativity back,” she told Elle.

In the same interview, the rapper said that the conservative backlash was actually a blessing in disguise because "they keep talking and the numbers keep going up”: the video has over 115 million views on YouTube and is closing out the week number one on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.

It seems the public controversy took “WAP” to the top of the charts, exactly where Cardi wanted it to reach, however, one can't help but feel a little jolted by the backlash it received. Avid listeners of Hip-Hop and Rap would know that male artists have been writing about their genitalia in graphic detail for decades.

A lot of their lyrics such as "beat the pus*y up so bad" by Jay Rock in ‘Vice City’ or "Spit on a b*tch, punch on a b*tch/After I eat some steak, have her tug on my d*ck" by Odd Future from ‘We Got Bitches’ show how acceptable it is for men to talk about having control over women's genitalia.

Similarly, it seems the Republicans are okay with Donald Trump saying "grab 'em by the pus*y" but are having a hard time listening to two empowered women boldly singing about her wet pu*sy.

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Why Are People So Outraged by Cardi B’s New Song “WAP” or Wet As* Pu*sy

Cardi B's steamy and powerful track "WAP" has got people furiously tweeting about how 'vile' it is. Some are even saying having a wet vagina is abnormal!

About a week ago, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped an insanely catchy track and music video named WAP or Wet As* Pus*y, which soon became a subject matter for controversy, at least in the conservative circles. The entire song was an ode to female genitalia with two influential women rapping about how they'd want to be aroused in bed and bragging about their unmatched skills during intercourse. The music video is an enticing four minutes of effortless splits, laying amongst snakes and tigers (the snakes were real, by the way), cameos by Kylie Jenner, Normani, and Rosalia, and titillating dance routines that tempt you to keep pressing the replay button. Clearly, Cardi B went all-out on the production of this much-awaited single, making a reverberant comeback after a hiatus of 8 months.

The lyrics are wildly inappropriate to the extent that the song makes Anaconda by Nicki Minaj sound like a Christian anthem. But truth be told, the lyrics are only perceived to be this scandalous because they're singing about the oh-so-sacred vaginas and not the all-appealing penises. One would have thought in the age of fourth-wave feminism, we’d have crossed the bridge of normalizing conversation about female sexuality, but nope, we’re still not there yet.

The song was like blasphemy for the traditionalist, and conservative crusaders found this overt mention of female genitalia so wounding to their orthodox sensibilities that they took the time out to castigate the song and its creators Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Conservative crusaders criticize “WAP” as ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting’

A Republican, James P. Bradley, who accidentally played the song and then listened to its entirety by chance, tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion is what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure. Their new ‘song’ The #WAP (which I heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!”

Another Republican, DeAnna Lorraine attempted to turn the song into a political matter and went as far as to call it a set-back to the feminist movement, she tweeted, “Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song.” In a follow-up, she added, “Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B. Kamala Harris called her a role model,” she continued, “The Democrats support this trash and depravity!”

Other conservative figures also brought up ‘the Cardi B and Bernie Sanders connection.’ Cardi B was reasonably confused by the surge of backlash by Republicans on a song in which women did what men have been doing for decades - talking about their genitals. In response to the conservatives' flak, Cardi tweeted “I can’t believe conservatives soo mad about WAP”

Ben Shapiro mocks the video by saying, “This is what feminists fought for”

Ben Shapiro, the Daily Wire founder, and general right-wing troll also took a dig at the track by mocking it in a dedicated segment on his eponymous show - The Ben Shapiro Show, plainly reciting the lyrics to "WAP" and ridiculing the song by adding "this is what feminists fought for." He continues with his sardonic comment saying, “This is what the feminist movement was all about. It’s not really about women being treated as independent, full rounded human beings. It’s about wet-a*s p-word. And if you say anything different you’re a misogynist.”

People on the internet did not take kindly to his scornful criticism but Shapiro, unwilling to back down from his stance, shifted the conversation from mocking the lyrics to stating that he's concerned about the women involved - who require a 'bucket and a mop' - and hope they get the medical care they require.

In other words, he was proposing that the wetness of a pus*y was a medical problem and said that his 'doctor wife' thinks so too. "My doctor wife's differential diagnosis: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis [sic],” he said in a tweet.

Unsatisfied by his claims, the Vulture investigated them by interviewing a gynecologist to ascertain if a wet vagina indicates a medical problem. Dr. Lauren Streicher told the Vulture that he’s confusing two conditions together, “there’s a difference between someone saying, ‘I have an abnormal discharge, I have a huge volume of moisture all the time and saying that I’m wet.’ And these women are saying they’re sexually aroused! So they get very wet. That’s normal. That’s the flaw in his reasoning. To be wet when you’re aroused is normal,” she explains.

She further elaborates that vaginal lubrication is “good and healthy” and it’s the equivalent of a man getting an erection. The only reason conservatives found it odd is that “nice” women don’t openly talk about this. “Men are constantly bragging about how hard their dicks are and how long they are, but women don’t get to brag about how wet they are. When it really is actually the same thing,” she states.

Additionally, taking lyrics out of context will certainly create misconceptions, Ben Shapiro thinks it's strange that their genitalia is so lubricated but when Cardi says, “Bring a bucket and mop for this wet a*s pus*y,” she is obviously exaggerating for greater effect.

CeeLo Green faces flak for taking high moral ground when talking about “WAP”

It wasn't just Republicans who were disapproving of the new song about women's sexuality, but even the rappers' contemporary, CeeLo Green. In an interview with Far Out, criticized the women for "salacious gesturing to kinda get into position" and then asked, "it comes at what cost?" His whole comment read:

“Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all,” however, Green can’t help but ask, “it comes at what cost?”

Unsurprisingly, he faced some backlash for his comments and many dismissed his holier than thou attitude by pointing out the sexual assault allegation against him in 2013. To calm down the frenzy of outraged fans, he wrote an apology, writing, “I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women…and professionals.”

There’s a Tiger King angle to the “WAP” controversy as well

"WAP" has irked the Republicans, the music industry, and even Carol Baskin, the founder of a tiger sanctuary who appeared in the sensational Netflix documentary - Tiger King. In an interview with Billboard, Baskin lambasted the "lurid" video, saying that "the worst part is that it glamorizes the idea of rich people having tigers as pets."

Cardi B retorted to Baskin's comment in an interview with i-D, saying, “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl, you killed your goddamn husband.” (In the documentary, Tiger King, the protagonist, Joe Exotic had accused Carol Baskin of murdering her second husband)

Why did the song become a political issue?

A possible reason why Cardi became a target for Republicans could be because she backed Bernie during the primary election in the U.S and expressed support for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. “It’s either, like, we go with Joe Biden or Donald Trump,” Cardi told Sway In The Morning during the promotional push for “WAP.”

“I’d rather go with Joe Biden. I have spoken to Joe Biden before. I think he gets it. I think that he understands what we want. I think he understands that what we want are simple things,” she continued.

Republicans probably saw this as an opportunity to poke both, the Democrats and the unconventional values portrayed by the song. But when WAP is separated from all the right-wing rage and anger, it's purely about two women celebrating their ‘wet ass pu*sy’ and publicly embracing it. It is the embodiment of unapologetically owning one’s sexuality with Cardi and Megan entering the shot, strutting to the sampled version of the track, "There's some whores in this house" by Al “T” McLaran, and turning that into a proud declaration in their video.

For both the artists, in some ways, the music video was a triumphant return - Cardi emerged with a new hit single after her previous single tanked and Megan made a comeback overcoming the trauma of being shot on the leg publicly. It would be a shame if the now politicized issue hurt their career in any way.

The outrage helped create more buzz around the song

Fortunately for the duo, outrage is the most powerful currency in the modern music industry. The video for "WAP" was released last week but is still being discussed and analyzed by an overwhelming amount of publications days later. In a way, it made Cardi B's comeback grander than she was hoping for.

In an interview with Elle, Cardi says that she didn't particularly like how her last single "Press" performed with the audiences; in terms of numbers it garnered 76 million views which are good on its own. However, "WAP" managed to reach over 70 million views in five days. Cardi explains how she felt like she had to deliver 'greatness' for her comeback, “People haven’t seen a music video from me for, like, eight months, so they’re expecting greatness. And I have to deliver. I didn’t really like how my last song performed. So I just got my creativity back,” she told Elle.

In the same interview, the rapper said that the conservative backlash was actually a blessing in disguise because "they keep talking and the numbers keep going up”: the video has over 115 million views on YouTube and is closing out the week number one on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.

It seems the public controversy took “WAP” to the top of the charts, exactly where Cardi wanted it to reach, however, one can't help but feel a little jolted by the backlash it received. Avid listeners of Hip-Hop and Rap would know that male artists have been writing about their genitalia in graphic detail for decades.

A lot of their lyrics such as "beat the pus*y up so bad" by Jay Rock in ‘Vice City’ or "Spit on a b*tch, punch on a b*tch/After I eat some steak, have her tug on my d*ck" by Odd Future from ‘We Got Bitches’ show how acceptable it is for men to talk about having control over women's genitalia.

Similarly, it seems the Republicans are okay with Donald Trump saying "grab 'em by the pus*y" but are having a hard time listening to two empowered women boldly singing about her wet pu*sy.

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