After releasing the audio of their new song “WAP”, which marks Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s first collaboration together, the duo released the funky music video. The video is brimming with over-the-top costumes worn by the ladies, extravagant decor, a lot of snakes, tigers, and a hefty share of celebrity cameos by many female artists, but the one that caught everyone’s attention was the special appearance by Kylie Jenner halfway through the song.
The music video for “WAP” begins with the two rappers, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion but the real surprise is around the one minute 40 seconds mark in the video when the camera zooms in on the edge of a cheetah-print gown, worn by none other than the beauty mogul, Kylie Jenner. She royally struts through the hallway, looks at the camera, before opening a mysterious room and disappearing as Cardi B, 27, starts rapping another verse from the sizzling song, followed by Megan Thee Stallion.
You will also catch cameos by Dancing With The Stars fame Normani and rappers Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Rosalía, and Mulatto.
Wondering why Cardi B opted for cameos and that too so many? Her sole aim was to disapprove the myth that women in the music industry don’t and can’t support each other.
“Every single time I feel like there’s a female artist that’s coming up … I always see like little slick comments like, ‘Oh, they taking over your spot. They taking over this. They taking over that.’ And it just makes me feel like, damn, why it had to be like that? Cardi B explained.
“There’s a lot of female artists right now and all of them are a little bit different from me. And it’s just, I feel like there should be different female artists that everybody could relate to somebody.”
And looks like Cardi B is not just preaching but also practising what she said…
…as she rushed to defend Kylie Jenner’s appearance after fans petitioned to have her removed!
There have been many instances in the past when Kylie Jenner and her sisters have been blamed for appropriating Black culture. Thus her appearance in Cardi and Megan’s music video, ticked of fans who first started with memes to call out the inclusion and then proceeded to file an online petition to get Jenner removed from the “WAP” music video.
Though Cardi B hasn’t addressed the issue directly, she tweeted a fitting response to the backlash stating that the purpose of her music video was “to include different women, that are different races and come from different backgrounds but are so powerful and influential.”