Cardi B’s music video for her newly released single “WAP” has been the talk of the town since its release. The hyper-sexualized single features vocals from fellow American rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
“WAP” (an acronym for “Wet-Ass Pu$$y”, censored as “Wet and Gushy”) was released a few days ago as the lead single from Cardi B’s upcoming second studio album. WAP is an anthem encouraging Black women to own their sexuality.
The song’s music video, directed by Colin Tilley, which was released simultaneously with the song itself shows Cardi and Megan walking through a colorful mansion. Garnering over 26 million views within its first day of release, “WAP” broke the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for an all-female collaboration on YouTube.
However, a petition against the music video has been initiated on Change.org. The issue goes beyond Cardi B bareing her assets in skimpy animal print outfits nor the use live tigers and leopards in the video.
Shockingly it’s Kylie Jenner‘s cameo in the hit music video that sparked the backlash. The petition is calling for Jenner’s scene to be removed from the “WAP” video.
Cardi B in her defense of Jenner responded in a series of since-deleted tweets, writing “Not everything is about race.””Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid bday party,” Cardi B tweeted, adding that her husband, rapper Offset, is close with rapper Travis Scott, the father of Jenner’s daughter, Stormi.
Watch WAP music video below: