No, we're not going to spell out what 'WAP' stands for; you should already know. And also because we have censorship here. Just last week, the Bronx rapper released her latest single with fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, on the subject of their …moist genitals? That didn't come out right.
The highly risqué music video and its equally salacious lyrics quickly riled up controversy among conservative Americans for its portrayal of women, including one Ben Shapiro, who has been mocked for his robotic reading of the song's innuendos and his accompanying opinions that no one asked for.
Californian Republican candidate James P. Bradley, who claims to have "accidentally heard the song" commented that it “made me want to pour holy water in my ears.” Of course, on the other side of the fence, feminists pointed out the double standards of the reactions compared to what male rapper's commonly rap about, and supported its representation of sex positivity.
BUT WAIT! That's not the video's only cause for controversy. Tiger King's alleged husband-killer Carole Baskin has chimed in her criticism of the use of big cats. While she was relieved that it seemed photoshopped, PETA issued a response that animal exploitation was still animal exploitation—computer generated or not.
Still, perhaps the biggest point of contention was when Kylie Jenner showed up at the end. Co-starring Normani, Rosalía, Sukihana, Mulatto and Rubi Rose, the reality TV star did seem out of place. Viewers then highlighted the perceived race discrepancies; marking yet another time the Kardashian/Jenner family are embroiled in racial backlash.
Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door.
If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don’t know what is. https://t.co/ZGvbfzQeLs
— Danielle Young (@RhapsoDani) August 7, 2020
Cardi B has since responded in deleted tweets that "not everything is about race", and defended the choice of featuring Jenner simply being—how nice her family were to her. Plus their baby daddies, Offset and Travis Scott, got along. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to stop the Internet from literally petitioning to have the star removed from the video.
Great. Now that you're all caught up, here be the memes:
FIRSTLY, BEN SHAPIRO
a gift, for youpic.twitter.com/9Ng6qpkZDr
— The Other Beth (@BethLynch2020) August 10, 2020
THE OFFICIAL REMIX
Cardi B – WAP feat. Ben Shapiro pic.twitter.com/OzbKwJLRby
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 10, 2020
Ben Shapiro has a reaction video crying about the new single WAP by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion and his reaction is basically this pic.twitter.com/Dhgw4RcKjn
— findom earle 🚽 IBS rights (@coherentstates) August 10, 2020
Absolutely no one:
Absolutely no one throughout all of time and space:
Ben Shapiro: “Personally I prefer Dry Ass P-word.”
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) August 11, 2020
— Mikhail T (@mjtfreeze) August 11, 2020
EVERYONE, VIOLA DAVIS
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 10, 2020
— c (@chuuzus) August 7, 2020
Everybody: *twerking and bussin it open*
— DeLaCruz (@modafocal) August 7, 2020
— Aang is Black (@lastniggatar) August 7, 2020
THE PG VERSION
Kidz Bop: 🗣 “It’s some chores in this house!” pic.twitter.com/eqn8ICIm0m
— July 21🥳♋️ (@shaarniiece) August 9, 2020
Youth Pastor: …You know who else had a wet ass pussy?
— Mr. Ian Computers💾 (@IAErickson) August 7, 2020
“WAP (Glee Cast Version)” https://t.co/WXsqfOn5KF
— Chris Murphy (@christress) August 7, 2020
Cardi B and Megan looking in random doors in #WAP video:
— phrozenthunda (@phrozenthunda) August 7, 2020
THE INTERNET @ KYLIE
— rrrubencito ☁️ (@sortarican__) August 7, 2020
I MEAN REALLY
— STREAM WAP 💿🛍🎀👅✨ (@garbagecanland) August 7, 2020
WE WILL NEVER, EVER LET THIS GO
— The Excelllence (@TheExcelllence) August 7, 2020