Cardi B defends her hit ‘WAP’: “This was a real feminist record”

XXL magazine tapped Cardi B for their latest issue and a lenghty conversation regarding the rapper’s life, career, her upcoming album and more. Cardi was asked about the criticism and uproar her 2020 hit single “WAP” generated. Cardi is herself surprised the way the song itself was received.

“I was really surprised by it because I’m like, I don’t understand what’s the uproar about it. I grew up listening to Trina and Khia and fucking Lil’ Kim. Like, Lil’ Kim says some real nasty shit. Foxy [Brown] says some nasty shit.

“I got famous by talking nasty on fucking social media.” reminds Cardi B “So, I just didn’t understand the uproar. And like, weeks later and months later, I’m starting to see like, Damn, this was a real feminist record. I didn’t even know that it was going to be. It was such a cause of conversation. In the beginning, it was on Fox News.They were eating it up.”

Cardi B also defends her song by claiming it’s not the nastiest song as compared to other hits “I didn’t thought that people was gonna be like, “Oh, this is such a nasty song.” Because it’s not the nastiest song I ever heard. This is nothing compared to like, “My neck, my back, lick my pussy and my crack.” It doesn’t even compare.”

Read Cardi B’s full interview with XXL Magazine here