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W.A.P. – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion

Let’s talk about this W.A.P… the song! Where do we even begin? Well, for starters, people have been changing the acronym but W.A.P. stands for “Wet Ass Pussy.” Did you cringe or feel uncomfortable reading that? Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion have been receiving a bit of backlash from the song and its “derogatory” message. But there have also been people that have been praising the song. Well, W.A.P. debuted at number one on Billboard Hot 100, so should the backlash and negative comments even be discussed? Yes! We need to briefly address societal double standards. We also need to discuss women owning their sexuality. Emphasis on THEIR because sometimes society forgets who things belong to. Shall we take a trip down various Hip-Hop and Rap song lyrics from men? Let’s begin.

Forest wildfire

You might had some but you never had none like this Just wait 'til you see my d---k Ay, b---ch, wait 'til you see my d---k Wait 'til you see my d---k

Y’all think the Ying Yang Twins were shamed for this song? The clubs were jumping with this song back in 05’ and men didn’t think anything derogatory of it. They can talk about their genitals and call women out their name, receiving all the hype and praise? But let’s take it back a few years prior to 05’! We’re going to 2000! Do you know this song?

I said it must be ya ass cause it ain't ya face 
I need a tipdrill, I need a tipdrill

The infamous Nelly! This song and the video were definitely conversation starters but of course, the male species was still praised for objectifying the women. Nelly legit swiped a credit card down one women’s butt towards the ending of the video. Now there were comments about the song and video but again, some men did not believe Nelly said or did anything wrong. Yet , Cardi’s line: “I wanna gag, I wanna choke, I want you to touch that little dangly dang, That swang in the back of my throat…” was shamed. Now, let me tell y’all… that line caught me off guard for sure. Honestly, how does one think of that? But the point is that these double standards need to come to an end. Also, the dramatics must stop. A Los Angeles congressional Republican said he “accidentally” came across the song. First off, how does one “accidentally” come across a song? He went on to make a post on Twitter saying, “this is what happens when children are raised without God and a strong father figure.” God and a strong father figure have absolutely nothing to do with this song’s lyrics—that man needs to hae several seats!

In an interview with CNN’s,  Lisa Respers France, Cardi B spoke briefly about the song. Cardi shared how she came up listening to women rappers like Lil Kim, Trina and Jacki-O, who were known for their bawdy and sexual lyrics. But unlike men, who also rap about their sexual exploits, women in hip hop have been criticized for embracing their sexuality in songs.” Again, the societal standards that society gives to women need to be stopped. Women should be able to discuss this sexuality, its THEIRS! Maybe one day.

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