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In August 2020, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion broke streaming world records with their rap duet "WAP". Its critics point to its allegedly raunchy video and lyrics, calling its proud descriptions of female arousal as morally corrupt, anti-feminist and grotesque. Others say that lyrics such as “I said certified freak, seven days a week” are liberating; that they reclaim female sexual agency and empower marginalised groups.

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The problem is with the grounds on which WAP is being condemned.
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WAP critics dehumanise black women

As History Professor Michell Cresfield writes in The Conversation, the backlash against WAP exposes "the fear of sexually liberated black women".
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