It’s been one year since Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion shook the internet with “WAP,” and it’s been breaking records and making headlines ever since.
Both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion took to social media to mark the one-year anniversary and tease another collaboration, which we didn’t know we needed until now.
Cardi B wrote on her Twitter, “Wow I can’t believe wappity WAP turned one today (8/7). It don’t (sic) even feel like it. What a record! @theestallion we should do it again sometime.”
Megan Thee Stallion responded with, “Happy WAPIVERSARY Thank you for having me, I think the people deserve another collab.”
Even Academy Award winner Halle Berry got in on the celebration and added her support for another collaboration. Berry posted an edited video that was part “WAP,” and part video from Berry’s 1997 comedy B.A.P.S.. The post had the caption, “Unseen footage from #WAP video 😂 Happy 1-year ladies. @theestallion @iamcardib“
“WAP” was one of 2020’s biggest hits. It spent 47 weeks on the Billboard charts and peaked at #1, giving Cardi B her fourth no. 1 hit and Megan Thee Stallion her second. It won the ladies an American Music Award for Favorite Song in Rap/Hip-Hop and two BET Awards for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. The two performed the song for the first time together at the 2021 Grammy’s.
Despite its success, “WAP” was met with a hefty criticism, mostly from conservatives with even bigger social media platforms. Cardi B told Zane Lowe in an interview on Apple Music, “Big Republicans, not like senators and s— like that, it was literally like those motherf—— that got blue checks on Twitter, that are big influencers. Out of anything you could talk about?” She added that a lot of the heat from the song felt like it was also due to her support of Democratic candidates.
Politics aside, there is no question that “WAP” was and continues to be a part of the pop culture zeitgeist in 2020. And should another collaboration be in the future for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, there’s little to no doubt that it won’t be a quiet one.