Alongside her prolific music career, Cardi B is known for her rather extreme bod. But when an edited picture of her went viral, she had to speak out.
Cardi B is known for being provocative.But her latest move has the whole internet talking.
Cardi's butt is a headline grabber all on its own.It's pretty hard to ignore, let's put it that way.
But when one picture of it looking even larger than life started circulating...Cardi had to speak up!
She took to social media in a now-deleted rant.Calling out those who had edited the image.
Cardi B has had an amazing couple of months.The Bronx rapper is well known for her brash behavior and her overly sexualized image, but her most recent single has certainly taken things to a whole other level.
Featuring rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B released "WAP" earlier this month...And as you can imagine, the single is everything that we would have expected from Cardi B.
The word "explicit" doesn't quite cover it..."WAP" (which stands for something that we aren't even going to go into right now) is all kinds of hip-hop badness that fans have fallen head over heels for.
Cardi's new single has even broken records.The track was confirmed as being the new U.S number one on the HOT 100 by Billboard this week, earning Cardi her fourth U.S number-one single and Megan her second.
But the thing that people are talking about is "WAP"'s music video.Set in a strange, wonky-looking house clad with wild animal deco, Cardi and Megan are seen strutting their stuff in glamorous dresses and lingerie whilst serving some fierce looks... but they aren't alone.
A whole range of erotic female dancers features in the video...And as Cardi said in her own words, "I wanted different types of bad b****** in my video. Black, white, Latin, mix."
Even Kylie Jenner made the cut for God knows what reason...a petition being launched to get the reality star removed from the video. We have so many questions!
Whoever choreographed the video had a vivid imagination...And the dance moves thrown leave very little to the imagination, to say the least!
Fans had a lot to say about the video...
"WAP" is not a track you want to listen to with your family...
Especially not with your grandmother!
Not my grandma asking if I know who cardi b is and what WAP is about ☠☠☠— Oreo bIm✊ ✿ (@Oreo bIm✊ ✿)1597801049.0
A vast majority feel that "WAP" is totally inappropriate.
The fact that millions of young people are being influenced by this track is extremely unsettling.
@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
People aren't impressed...
And many feel that the track is "disgusting" rather than "empowering", as it has been labeled in the past.
This thread I wrote about why the new Cardi B WAP song & video is terrible for our youth has been seen by millions… https://t.co/sr9GZLxVJX— Robby Starbuck (@Robby Starbuck)1597687096.0
Tucker Carlson even branded the track as "garbage."
He pondered what tracks like "WAP" are doing to the younger generation and how those who are rich and famous pushing this culture onto young people "should be ashamed of themselves."
Tucker Carlson rips into the song "WAP" by Cardi B: "That's garbage. It's aimed at young American girls... People… https://t.co/3buMinssUZ— Daily Caller (@Daily Caller)1597797844.0
But not everyone was so cruel about it.
This user had some pretty wise words for those that are "crying" over the song.
Imagine not stanning WAP because it’s too vulgar. Like girl go get a bucket and a mop for those wet ass tears, calm down— Ryan (@Ryan)1598403369.0
Some even compared it to other "vulgar" songs...
That's not a sight I ever want to see again.
WAP is far less vulgar than love in an elevator by Aerosmith because love in an elevator forces me to picture Steve… https://t.co/i6Cpldc4Q6— Bloz (@Bloz)1598159935.0
This user defended Cardi...
She claims that the rapper "owns her sexuality." We're totally here for that.
u know what I’m pissed about? WAP is not any different than the hundreds of hits by male hip hop/rap artists.. & th… https://t.co/VqklawWwN4— liaaaaa 🧚🏻♂️ (@liaaaaa 🧚🏻♂️)1598302375.0
This user shared a very personal story...
What a twist. These people are probably the same kind of watching "WAP" in their spare time.
Today, my dad was talking about how “vulgar” the #WAP song is. 🙄 I just smiled. I try to be kind now. We’ll probabl… https://t.co/pofSWC767c— TheDiaryofDaniel (@TheDiaryofDaniel)1598171407.0
Cardi's music should be aimed at adults only.
But it sadly seems that the younger generation has been latching on to her every word and move all thanks to social media.
@DailyCaller I LOVE Cardi, as an adult.. and I enjoy the song, BUT.. I turn the channel as soon as it comes on if m… https://t.co/v4rQYwLcwO— @RealJZ (@@RealJZ)1597801908.0
The dance moves from WAP are now trending on TikTok and other social media platforms...
And even though the majority of those dancing to the track are adults, younger TikTokers have been getting involved.
#WAP dance by @chrisaguirree! 🔥 @iamcardib x @theestallion! 👀 https://t.co/EpKW2CUOvp— Cardi B Fan Team (@Cardi B Fan Team)1597519830.0