Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are over the moon. The rappers took to Instagram to inform everybody that their song WAP is number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
WAP debuts at 93 million U.S. streams, the most for a song’s opening week in history. Cardi gushed about the same fact and told her followers to look. She posted a video reading the tweets with impressive stats. WAP has the biggest sales week in 2020 and holds the number one position on the digital song sales chart.
“I’m gonna get glammed up and I’m gonna give you a testimony,” she continued. “I want to say thank you so much Megan Thee Stallion. I hope you’re as happy as I am.” The rapper captioned the video saying this is the fourth time she is on number one on Billboard. She said she is thankful and wants to hug the Lord. Cardi gushes, “Thank you soo much @theestallion.I don’t even know how to thank you, I wish I can give you a big a** hug!!!”
She further thanked her fans and Megan’s fans and the world for listening to her song. The rapper continued, “I’m just soooo thankful I can’t even type it. Imma get like a bad b**ch and tell ya later. Love ya WAAAAAAAPP”
Cardi also had a second post where she shared screenshots of the tweets she was reading from. “Breaking pop records! HIP HOP DID THAT!! I’m sooo f**kin happy,” she wrote. The rapper continued saying she is very happy and that she did not expect this. She further thanks Megan and says she is going to get drunk early.
Cardi and Megan’s Excitement
Megan also expressed her happiness via Instagram and revealed she and Cardi were screaming on the phone. “FIRST FEMALE RAP COLLABORATION IN HISTORY TO DEBUT AT NUMBER 1 😭😭😭 God is so great 🙏🏾 THANK YALL!!!,” she wrote. “@iamcardib thank you for all your words of encouragement, thank you for all the laughs, & thank you for having me on the record 💕💕💕💕 #WAP”
Cardi and Megan debuted the track earlier this month, with a star-studded music video that featured Kylie Jenner, Normani, and more. The song met with a lot of controversies but Cardi was more than happy because it meant people are listening to it more.
Although the WAP music video was a superhit and was trending for a long time, it didn’t happen without a cost. Health was a priority before shooting the very steamy music video.
Cardi B revealed in an interview with i-D on Thursday that it was essential for everyone to be tested for Covid-19. She explained that it was weird to shoot during corona. The rapper said they had to spend $100,000 just on testing. She confirmed that everybody had to get tested for the virus.
Explaining further, Cardi said the pandemic also affected how the animals were included for the video. She said they had a tiger and a leopard there but they did not film with them because of safety and the coronavirus. The rapper said. “We spliced those scenes together.”
However, there was one scene where they had to film with the animals in the room. Cardi claimed it to be one of the hardest things to film. She said she had to film with a snake and it was the scariest part. The rapper continued that she was naked and one of them peed on her.
The WAP music video has also slammed for its big cat imagery and celebrity cameos as well as it’s NSFW lyrics. Carole Baskin, Tiger King star said that the video sends a horrible message and it is harmful to the future of big cats. Cardi clapped back referencing the allegations that were made against her on Netflix docuseries Tiger King by zoo owner Joe Exotic. The rapper said it is ridiculous and clapped back saying she killed her husband.
Meanwhile, fans were upset about the way Kylie Jenner and Normani were featured in the video. When Kylie enters the video, the music stops while Normani is seen dancing on the beats. Fans were so upset that they even made a petition to have Kylie removed from the video.
The rapper responded to the controversy saying Normani is one of the best female artists that dances. She asked her fans why will she open a door if she is a dancer. Cardi said, “Please tell me how that would make sense? The best part of the song is the beat & hook it what makes you want to shake your ass.”