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.
WAP is a gross indictment of modern valuesShow moreShow less
WAP represents the decline of Western civilisation.
There is nothing revolutionary about WAP, its lyrics, or its hypersexuality. More than anything, it shows how modern celebrity is built on the unapologetic pursuit of wealth. And, the lengths its members will go to for it.