Cardi B vs. Melania Trump: What the ‘WAP’ Rapper Had to Say About the First Lady

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L–R) Cardi B and Melania Trump

For the second week in a row, “WAP” — the superbly raunchy collab between famous person rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion — is the primary tune in America. Fans can’t get sufficient of the tune, which has impressed TikTok dance challenges and extra.

(L–R) Cardi B and Melania Trump
(L–R) Cardi B and Melania Trump | Tim Mosenfelder/Alex Wong/Getty Images

The in a single day success of ‘WAP’

Both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are extraordinarily fashionable feminine rappers for the time being, so it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 2 jumped on a tune collectively. Megan Thee Stallion, after all, collaborated with one other feminine rap big for final 12 months’s hit “Hot Girl Summer”: Nicki Minaj, whom Megan calls “one of the greatest to ever do it.”

Not surprisingly, the tune had a historic launch. It debuted on the primary spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, in addition to Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Digital Song Sales, and Streaming Songs charts. It shattered a streaming record previously set by Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” by racking up 93 million streams in its first week. With the discharge of “WAP,” Cardi B is now the one feminine rapper in historical past to have Billboard number-one hits in two completely different many years, and she or he extends her document as the feminine rapper with essentially the most number-one singles in historical past.

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Cardi B criticizes her critics

Despite “WAP” seemingly taking up the world, many individuals have been extraordinarily vital of how express the tune is and the way scandalous it’s to have a tune like that be so fashionable.

One of Cardi and Megan’s friends within the music business, CeeLo Green, was a type of critics. “Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing… A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” Green not too long ago instructed FarOut journal. “There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless; it is sheer savagery.” 

One latest tweet got here from self-described “conservative warrior” and former Congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine, who mentioned “America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B.”

Cardi B’s response was brief and candy.

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Melania Trump’s modeling historical past

Cardi adopted it up with another response to Lorraine, tweeting out a nude photograph of Melania Trump saying “This pic giving me ‘yea you f*ckin wit some wet ass p*ssy’ vibes… just sayin.”

Melania Knauss’s modeling profession is how Donald Trump first found her in 1998 when he was newly separated from his second spouse. At the time, Knauss had appeared in campaigns in Europe, and arrived in New York from Slovenia in 1996. Trump was reportedly relationship many alternative fashions on the time earlier than he pursued and finally married her.

The images don’t lie: Melania Trump did pose for a number of nude photoshoots all through her time as a mannequin. The mostly referenced one — and the one Cardi B tweeted out — is from the January 1996 subject of Max, a now-defunct French males’s journal. She additionally posed nude on the duvet of the January 2000 subject of GQ, carrying diamond jewellery and mendacity down on fur aboard Trump’s personal airplane.

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