During her acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Year, Cardi B addressed the critics that disregarded “WAP” as vulgar. When the music was launched again in August, Ben Shapiro learn the lyrics aloud and appeared to mock it, however Cardi dismissed the criticism, telling Billboard that the entire state of affairs was merely “weird” and that she was glad that “WAP” began conversations and that anybody who thought it had crossed the road wasn’t who the music was for.
“This year, when it came to music, I had so many things planned. I had so many projects that I wanted to come out,” she mentioned of her award. “Unfortunately, due to COVID, I couldn’t put out the visuals the way that I wanted, it messed up my creative space. I think everyone this year was just messed up.”
She famous that “WAP” broke information, changing into the most important opening streaming week for a music in U.S. historical past along with debuting on high of the Billboard Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs charts.
“So I’m just grateful and thankful that the song that I actually did put out this year, which was ‘WAP,’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, not only was it an amazing song that broke so many records, but it was a conversation that I never thought was going to be so big,” she added. “It pissed off a whole bunch of Republicans for no reason. It was just weird.”
Cardi additionally informed aspiring rappers — feminine ones, particularly — that they might comply with her lead, sticking to their beliefs and persevering by means of adversity.
“When I came into the music industry, I didn’t know if these people were going to accept me,” she completed. “Throughout the years, if you listen to my mixtapes and you listen to my music now, I have progressed because I wanted to progress. I want to be the best I can at anything I do and, you know, you got to put your mind to it.”
Earlier this week, “WAP” collaborator Megan Thee Stallion, additionally referred to as the conservative backlash concerning their music “a little weird,” People provides.
“First of all, I wanna say thank you to Cardi for even putting me on the song,” she informed Stephen Colbert. “But, I mean, I felt like that was really, like, a little weird. I know the Republicans have been having a bad year and they probably needed to take their frustration out somewhere.”
“But I wanna tell them thank you for the streams!” she added. “Because without you, I don’t know if we would’ve been here! But no, them people crazy — why you worried about my WAP?”
This article was initially written on Instyle