As 2020 comes to an end (thankfully), one thing is for sure, Hip Hop in 2020 was dominated by females. Cardi B was one of those females with her hit single ‘WAP’, but Cardi B’s plans for her controversial single doesn’t include the 2021 Grammy awards.
According to Megan Thee Stallion as she spoke with the L.A. Times, Cardi B decided not to submit the WAP single for contention for the 2021 Grammy Awards. It is unknown why Cardi B choose not to submit the song, but Megan is not questioning her decision. “I don’t know why she didn’t submit it. But Cardi is a very smart woman, so I never question her decisions. She knows exactly what she’s doing,” Megan told Mikal Wood of the L.A. Times.
WAP samples Frank Ski’s 1993 club single “Whore In This House” and although criticized for its lyrics, the song did tremendous numbers on the charts.
Debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, WAP was Cardi’s fourth number one single in the U.S., which continued her record for most number one singles by a female rapper ever. If that wasn’t enough, the single also broke the record for the largest streams in its first week.
But, why would Cardi B not submit the song for the 2021 Grammy Awards? Was it because of the criticism that she does not want to bring into the year as she prepares for her new album?
Even Snoop Dogg most recently criticized the song when he appeared on Central Ave. “Oh my God. Slow down. Like, slow down. And let’s have some imagination,” Snoop said of WAP. “Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.”
Snoop admitted that if this was like 20 years ago he would have been on the remix, but now as older man and with a 21-year old daughter, he wouldn’t want young females expressing themselves as portrayed by the song WAP. “That is a jewel that they hold on to,” Snoop said.
“My daughter is from a different era, though,” Snoop said speaking of his daughter. “She’s from this era. She may be doing the ‘WAP’ or, you know what I’m saying, a part of the ‘WAP,’ but I can’t be mad at her ’cause it’s her generation, you know what I’m saying? But, at the same time, the things that I would rather see, you know, ’cause I’m an older man.”
Perhaps Cardi B took Snoop’s advice and decided not to continue WAP’s success into 2021. Offset, Cardi’s B husband, spoke with TMZ about Snoop’s perspective on the song. Although he is a fan and respects the Hip Hop icon, Offset believes everyone should embrace the females in Hip Hop as they are clearly dominating the game.
Snoop Dogg who felt the backlash for his WAP comments as he was interviewed on Central Ave, responded back via Instagram with the following message. “Stop with the bull(ishh) press. I love Cardi B and Meg music period point blank. And they know that I’m in full support of the female MC movement, so stop trying to make me a hater.”