Upon release, "WAP" received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised its sex-positive message. Club, Shannon Miller stated that "the anthemic salute to total, unabashed sexual agency" shows both rappers with a "straightforward delivery and collective vibrancy" that "exudes a spirit that is as rebellious as it is fun. Of the 42 songs that have entered the chart at number one since the Hot 100 started in 1958, 19 including "WAP" remained on top in their second weeks.  She also set a record for most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female rapper, surpassing 50.9 million.  The next scene shows both rappers in a green and purple room wearing Thierry Mugler outfits, composed of a corset bodice, mesh tights and sleeves, with Megan performing her first verse. Lyrics to 'WAP' by Cardi B. Cardi's voice in the song has been described as "throaty" and "staccato". During Cardi's first verse they also appear in a snake-filled room. "WAP" became the first song to spend its first two weeks at number one on the Hot 100 since Grande's "7 Rings". Catch a charge. 1 on US Spotify and No. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", Norwegiancharts.com – Cardi B feat. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression...[but] it comes at what cost?” which many assumed was a direct reference to "WAP". These ludicrous critiques show, once again, that sex is only a taboo expression in music when women—specifically women of color—explore it. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP", "Top Airplay 100 - Jerusalema face valuri şi în plină toamnă! , In The New York Times, Ben Sisario commented that it "is almost certainly the most explicit song ever to reach the top", while Neil Shah of The Wall Street Journal deemed it "a big moment for female rappers" and "a historic sign that women artists are making their mark on hip-hop like never before".  Rapper Qveen Herby released a baroque pop cover version of the song as a promotional single on August 20. The song and video were an immediate success. And anyone who was on Twitter Friday knows “WAP” is all anyone could talk about.  The music video broke the record for the most views within 24 hours for a female collaboration, with over 26.5 million views. Vulgar sexuality is a hallowed aspect of American popular culture and has been even before Elvis Presley dry-humped the microphone stand on The Milton Berle Show in 1956. There is a supermarket in Hell that sells nothing but unsliced Wonder bread, and the speakers in the ceiling play an endless loop of Ben Shapiro saying "wet-ass P-word" in the voice you might use to describe a dead mouse you'd found clogging your kitchen drain. @iamcardib's "WAP," featuring @theestallion, is No. , "WAP" is a "raunchy" hip hop song with heavy bass which heavily samples Frank Ski's 1993 Baltimore club single "Whores in This House".  It also became the fastest song by a female artist to reach number one on global Apple Music.  Cardi said that over $100,000 was spent getting COVID-19 testing for everyone on set. , On August 10, rapper Safaree released a "refix" of the song called "B.A.D" (an acronym for Big Ass Dick). , Writing for Pitchfork, Eric Torres considered it the best music video released in August 2020, writing that it is "easily one of the best of the year", also deeming it "a vibrant display of self-empowerment that could only come from two of rap's most brazenly sex-positive voices". ", "Vote Now – Nominees for 2020 MTV Video Music Awards", "2020 People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Nominees", "WAP (feat. It reached number one in its fourth week on the chart, becoming both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's first chart-topper in the country, as well as the first female rap collaboration to top the UK Singles Chart. Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B Kamala Harris called her a role model. The single has also spent multiple weeks at number one in Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  A remix set to the 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera's main theme was posted to TikTok, where Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical's composer, posted a video playing the piano to it. who humiliated a woman who'd slept with him by taunting her grandfather about it on national radio, 2014 tweets in which he claimed that rape cannot occur if the victim is unconscious, "Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Link Up for 'WAP, "The 'Clean' Version of 'WAP' is Actually so Much Filthier", "Leslie Jordan's reaction to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's WAP is pure art", "How "WAP" Became the Dirtiest No. Charts", "What Are Billboard's New Global Charts and How Do They Work? 1", "Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Top the Charts in Big Moment for Female Rappers", "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' Hits No. READ NEXT: Can Trump Legally Issue Executive Orders on Economic Relief? " Writing for Vulture, Craig Jenkins considered the song "class-A Filth for the ages", writing, "the main thrust here is the lyrics, there is so much thrusting going on in the lyrics". It was released through Atlantic Records on August 7, 2020, as the lead single from Cardi's upcoming second studio album. HOT SONG: Cardi B - "WAP" feat. 6 on Global Spotify (with 2.34 million and 3.75 million streams, respectively); and No. It’s not women being treated as independent, full-rounded human beings. The 93 million streaming total became the largest first-week streams for a song in Billboard history, besting the previous record held by Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" (85.3 million), and earned the most weekly streams for a song in 2020, surpassing the 77.2 million total of Roddy Ricch's "The Box". Black women deserve to be viewed the same when they choose to display feminst expression through dance, vocality, and clothing. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's mega-hit "WAP" has had a Disney parody makeover ... and it's the famed princesses and characters like you've never seen them before! Chart during the charts inaugural week of September 4, 2020.