'WAP' is undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of 2020, but it seems that not everyone is a fan of Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion's hit.
Snoop Dogg, the rapper who had an album called 'Doggystyle' and lyrics like “She might be cute, she might be thicc / But she will get G’d if she don’t suck dick,” said in an interview with Central Ave. that the song 'revealed too much'.
“Slow down and let’s have some imagination," he said of the song, which stands for Wet Ass Pussy. "That’s like your pride and possession. That’s your jewel of your crown," he added, referring to a woman's vagina. "That’s what you should hold on to, that should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it.”
He also acknowledged that as a 49-year-old, he was out of touch. "Now, when I was young, I may have been with the movement. I probably would’ve been on the remix,” he said. “But as an older man, it’s like, I love it that they expressing themselves and they doing their thing. I just don’t want it to where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold on to.”
Given his own back catalogue - which includes songs like the aforementioned 'Head Doctor', 'Sexual Eruption' and 'Your Sexy Sex' - his comments have angered many.
Rapper Offset, whose wife Cardi B is one of the writers of 'WAP', weighed in on the debate.
“It’s entertainment, you know what I’m saying?” he told TMZ. "That’s a Number One record. Anybody can say what they wanna say. That’s six-time platinum in three or four months. As rappers, we talk about the same shit. It’s a lot of woman empowerment, don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many artists that’s female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, passing us, setting records. ”
He added that 'all men' should 'stay out of women business', saying: "We should uplift our women and don’t tell them they can or can’t do something. Do you know how long women been told they can’t do something or they shouldn’t do this, or they’re blackballed out of entertainment?”
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