The new single ‘WAP’ by Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion has received a lot of media attention and on social media over the past few weeks.
And on the streaming services , it has also been played diligently. So much so that in the first week, the song was streamed 93 million times in the United States alone.
It also means that it has now overtaken Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ as the song that has achieved the most number of plays in its first week after release.
In addition, Cardi B has now, for the fourth time in his career, managed to go number one on the Billboard Hot 100, which is one of the world’s most influential hit lists.
A controversial music video
In addition to the song, the accompanying music video has also made many headlines in the media .
For example, the controversial animal rights activist Carole Baskin from the Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’ has criticized Cardi B for promoting animal cruelty as tigers appear in the video.
An even more talked about appearance in the music video is reality star and businesswoman Kylie Jenners.
Several outraged fans believe that she is a picture of white privileges , as she does nothing but – that, be with. That is why they have now also collected several thousand signatures in an attempt to remove the scenes in which she is involved.
But even though the music video has received a lot of attention, radio host on P3 Fie Neergaard believes that the song itself plays a bigger role in relation to how big it has become.
– First of all, it is a remarkable song. It is landmark , as the explicit language is not reminiscent of anything we have heard before from a mainstream artist. This means that you do not forget it right away, says radio host Fie Neergaard and adds:
– It has made it much more than a song. It has started to spread completely insanely on the web, where it unfolds in both memes and videos.
And you do not have to go far into the song before the explicit language that Fie Neergaard mentions becomes clear to everyone.
“Yes, you fuck with a shaggy pussy. Find a floor bucket and a mop up to this shaggy pussy,” raps Cardi B in the chorus.