Cardi B is again – and he or she introduced some pals! In her first track in over a yr, Cardi teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion for the dance anthem of 2020. Kylie Jenner even pops in, together with extra stars like Normani!
Welcome again, Cardi B. It’s been over two years since her debut album, Invasion of Privateness, and over a yr since Cardi launched her final single. So, to say that followers have been eagerly awaiting “WAP,” the track Ms. Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar dropped on Aug. 7, is an understatement. Serving to to have a good time Cardi’s return was none aside from Megan Thee Stallion, and to followers’ nice shock, make-up mogul Kylie Jenner!
In addition to showcasing their trademark wordplay and danceable circulate, the music video additionally confirmed off Cardi and Megan’s knack for taking type to the following degree. The dynamic duo began off the video in complementary yellow and pink bodysuit clothes match for a royal court docket, earlier than switching into caged lingerie whereas laying in a pit of pythons match for Burning Man. And that’s simply the tip of the iceberg in relation to the wardrobe items on this all-out manufacturing — you’ll should catch each look by watching the video above. Kylie even had her personal second to shine in a leopard print bodysuit and elbow-length gloves that might make any seductress blush.
Kylie wasn’t the one shock cameo. Music powerhouses Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Rubi Rose and Sukihana all had their very own solo moments as properly!
“WAP” marks Cardi’s first new music since 2019’s “Press” (if you happen to don’t rely her “Coronavirus” remix, courtesy of DJ iMarkkeyz.) It additionally seemingly confirmed that Cardi will launch the follow-up to Invasion of Privateness earlier than the yr is over. Cardi has been engaged on her second album for some time, telling Revolt TV’s Baller Alert in February that she has her “cool, calm and picked up songs, simply lacking a pair extra membership hits. However we’re getting there.” When pressed for a potential ETA on the album, she couldn’t commit. “I can by no means put a date on it as a result of, like, while you really feel such as you’ve acquired these songs, that’s when it’s gonna come out. I can’t put a date on my ears, you already know what I’m saying? Once I really feel like I’ve it, that’s when [it’ll come out].”
“I’m simply actually targeted on my album… my album is on my thoughts 24/7. It’s virtually all I’m specializing in. It has developed so much,” she informed Billboard n 2019 (per Elite Day by day). “There’s sure music that I wish to do, however I really feel like, is individuals all for that? I really feel like issues have modified. It’s extra like a twerk sound occurring proper now. It’s similar to, ‘Ought to I simply do my music round that?’ However I can’t simply go together with what’s scorching. I nonetheless gotta go together with what I wish to do. … I used to be going with what I would like individuals to listen to, and what I like, in order that’s what I’m doing now. I’m simply having enjoyable within the studio, as a result of if you happen to assume, ‘My first album was like this, I gotta have the identical recipe,’ it’s simply not gonna work.”
“WAP” additionally continues Megan’s rise as one of many largest names in hip-hop. Nevertheless, 2020 has been a combined bag for Scorching Lady Me. She has seen some profession highs, together with her successful a authorized battle to launch her Suga EP, which resultedin a chart-topping hit/TikTok sensation, “Savage.” Megan additionally launched “Women within the Hood” — a monitor that sampled/gender-flipped Eazy-E’s 1987 track, “Boyz-n-the-Hood” — a track that has since turned a Billboard Prime 40 hit. Personally, she has seen some terrifying lows. Megan was concerned in an incident on July 12, struggling a number of gunshot wounds “in each ft” from a still-unnamed shooter. Weeks after the incident, Megan went in IG Reside to speak about it, saying, “ain’t put my fingers on no one. I didn’t need to get shot. I didn’t do sh*t. And thank God that the bullets didn’t contact bones or break tendons… the place the bullets hit at, they missed every part however the motherf*ckers have been in there.”