When it comes to the “controversy” over “WAP,” there’s a massive double standard. Look what it takes for female rappers to get attention in an industry where Drake can slide from left to right in his sweatpants and become a Tik Tok sensation. Cardi and Megan are in a Scooby-Doo-meets-Willy-Wonka-style mansion, rapping in leotards and doing the splits next to tigers. This is a whole other kind of game.
There’s legacy to this as well, bringing to mind Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Khia, and other rap female pioneers that prove that this kind of “sensation” isn’t anything new. While I hate. to pit them against each other, as that kind of defeats the point of celebrating them as a female duo here, there’s rules to Best Verse of the Month, and Megan quite obviously outshined Cardi. It doesn’t matter in the bigger picture, but I’m happy to showcase lines such as, “Pay my tuition just to kiss me on this wet-ass pussy.”
Read the lyrics via Genius and listen to Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B on “WAP” below:
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