The 63rd annual Grammys saw a whole host of artists recognized for their contribution to the music industry.
However, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's performance left a lot of people outraged...
Including Candace Owens who made some bold claims about the meaning behind the song "WAP."
And of course, there has been a mixed reaction about the comments online.
The news became a hot topic after Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed a "clean" version of the hit track at the Grammys.
But, evidently, it wasn't clean enough for some viewers, who have been left completely outraged as a result.
Keep scrolling to find out exactly what Candace Owens had to say about the issue...
Now, as you may be aware, "WAP" isn't exactly the family-friendly track of the decade.
Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion's hit collaboration has been taking the world by storm ever since its release in August last year.
The song is riddled with sexual connotations and innuendos from start to finish.
We all know the lyrics at this point.
And that was just a warm-up.
And just when we thought that was enough...
A whole host of female dancers feature in the video...
via: YouTubeBecause Cardi "wanted different types of bad b****es in my video. Black, white, Latin, mix."
And we can't forget Kylie Jenner's somewhat arbitrary appearance, can we?a petition being launched to get her removed from the video.
However, that doesn't mean the song hasn't experienced its success.
The music video has now had over three-hundred million views on YouTube...
And the powerhouse collaboration alone has amassed more than ninety million streams.
Many regard "WAP" as one of the most iconic feminist anthems of all time...
@laurenhtexas 🗣 If a woman doesn’t feel empowered by WAP she’s a fake feminist— 🌷 miguel 🌷 (@🌷 miguel 🌷)1607570585.0
With women from all over the world claiming to feel "empowered" by its lyrics.
However, on the other hand...
@ComplexMusic WAP is disgusting. It pissed off a lot of people who raised daughters who respect themselves. I long… https://t.co/9Ss8PBqoz3— JulesWins (@JulesWins)1607793870.0
It's a divisive topic, to say the least.
But one thing that most people can agree on is that "WAP" is not appropriate for family listening.
Many have expressed their concern surrounding the effect this song will have upon young and vulnerable ears...
@Nitrozv20 @DailyCaller Not saying she needs to be cancelled, we're just saying tis a garbage song and her message… https://t.co/crHhhtblUp— 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬 (@𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬)1597799090.0
So, after seeing the duo perform the track at the 2021 Grammys, people were less than impressed.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed the song live for the first time during the 63rd annual event.
For their set, the stage was decked out with poles, huge stiletto shoes, and a giant bed - did we expect anything less?
Megan kicked off their joint performance with a cabaret-style medley of "Body" and her now Grammy-winning smash "Savage"...
Before the opening notes of "WAP" started.
Admittedly, it was a "clean" version of the song, with certain words omitted out from the verses.
However, viewers have still been left outraged by the sexual nature of the choreography, with many claiming that it was way too explicit for a primetime show.
And now their performance has led to criticism online from an anti-p**** group labeling the performance "hardcore" p****."
"In a performance that could have been cut from a hardcore pornography film, CBS allowed a glamorization of strippi… https://t.co/QblgY3sVOQ— National Center on Sexual Exploitation (@National Center on Sexual Exploitation)1615833413.0
The group said the "show contributed to the sexual exploitation of women."
And they weren't the only ones to get offended by the nature of the performance...
Many others, including conservatives, Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens have been weighing in on the issue.
Carlson claimed that "it's hard not to conclude they're [Cardi B and Stallion] intentionally trying to degrade our culture and hurt our children."
And alongside him, Owens agreed with his comments.
Keep scrolling for the full video.
But not everyone was on their side...
"I mean Dr. Seuss, gone. Mr. Potato Head, problematic, not enough genders available..." Owens started.
"We've seen going through the supermarket as a traumatizing experience. We lost Aunt Jemima last year. We lost Land O'Lakes butter last year. We lost Uncle Ben and his rice last year because everything is so traumatizing for children to look at."
"But this? This spectacle? Virtually what we were looking at last night was a lesbian s*x scene being simulated on television, and this is considered feminist. It's iconic. It's forward. It's progressive."
She also went on to say this:
"This is starting, to me, to seem like it's not even left or right. It's not a political issue. This seems like an attack on American values, American traditions, and you're actually actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque.
"We are celebrating perversity in America."
Carlson then brought up Owens' newborn child, asking if she's happy that he has to grow up "in a world like this."
"This is not the patriarchy that's keeping young women down. It displays like this, displays of blatant nudity and sexualization, that is keeping women down in this society," Owens said.
"We are seeing the destruction of American values and principles and it's terrifying."
"I think parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards. We are weakening America, that's really what we should be talking about. This is a weakening of American society ... We are about to see the end of an empire. America cannot survive, it can not be sustained, under these sorts of values and principles."
But if we know Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, this won't affect them one little bit... And obviously, it didn't.
Here's the video of the segment as well as Cardi's amazing reaction to Carlson and Owens' comments.
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