Introducing the Phantom of the ‘WAPera.’ Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber gave Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit a remix worthy of a run on Broadway.
Which is extra shocking: that Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer behind Jesus Christ Celebrity, Cats, Evita and Starlight Categorical, is aware of what “WAP” is, or the truth that the 72-year-old dwelling legend has a TikTok? In one other second of how 2020 is wild, Sir Andrew posted a video of him “dancing” – to place it loosely – to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s cart-topping hit on Aug. 28. After watching him bop round, we lower to his organ, the place he blends within the opening notes from the overture to his Broadway smash, Phantom of the Opera. “Phantom of the WAPera ft. the person himself,” Andrew’s crew (Staff ALW), captioned the video, which had amassed 286okay likes, and almost 2 million views in two days.
Sir Andrew has solely had his TikTok for over two months now, and he’s crammed it largely with music. He’s performed compositions from his physique of labor — “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita, “Reminiscence” from Cats – and followers have discovered it fairly pleasant. “Hi there, TikTok! Andrew would like to see you singing together with Any Dream Will Do utilizing duet!” his crew captioned his first TikTok. Possibly Megan, 25, or Cardi, 27, might bounce on and supply their very own remix of his track? Or would that break the web too a lot?
Cardi just lately gave her approval to a different “WAP” mash-up. When Twitter person @kordeilogy shared an oneboredjeu mash-up of “WAP” with Rihanna’s 2010 hit, “S&M.” It’s shocking how good the 2 songs melded collectively. Cardi even stated so. “I like this…ALOT” she stated whereas retweeting the remix. As T-Ache, that’s the facility of the remix.
Following the discharge of “WAP,” lots of people took umbrage on the track’s sexual content material. Proper-wing commentator Ben Shapiro was trolled relentlessly when he learn the lyrics out loud, giving them an “evil Sheldon from the Massive Bang Principle” power that nobody requested for. Regardless of the backlash, Cardi defended her track when she Cardi referred to as in to Australia’s The Kyle & Jackie O Present on Aug. 25, “The people who the track bothers are often conservatives or actually spiritual individuals,” she defined. “However my factor is…I grew up listening to one of these music. To different individuals, it is likely to be vulgar, however to me, it’s virtually actually regular.”
“Of course, I don’t need my little one [Kulture, 2] to take heed to the track,” she added. “But it surely’s like, it’s for adults! … It’s what individuals need to hear. If individuals didn’t need to hear it, in the event that they have been so afraid to listen to it, it wouldn’t be doing so good.” She’s appropriate – “WAP” debuted on the No. 1 spot, and spent its first two weeks within the prime place earlier than BTS dethroned it with “Dynamite.” Nonetheless, “WAP” landed within the No. 2 spot, exhibiting that it nonetheless goes robust.