Cardi B was desperate for Lizzo to appear in her and Megan Thee Stallion’s infamous WAP video.
The track proved a massive hit, thanks in part to its star-studded video, featuring an array of famous faces including Normani, Rosalia, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Mulatto, and Kylie Jenner in a mansion that features butt sculptures, breast fountains, tigers, and leopards.
And Cardi tells New York City’s WQHT Hot 97 radio station she had plans for another big-name star to feature in the eye-popping visual.
“I’m cool with Lizzo and everything. Like, we’ve been sending DMs to each other and all that. But she was on vacation and she wasn’t in town. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ because I had a whole vision about how I want to see Lizzo and everything,” she gushes.
“It was so important to me to include different women that are different races and come from different backgrounds, but are so powerful and influential.”
Despite topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song, which features lyrics such as, “Make it cream, make me scream / Out in public, make a scene / I don’t cook, I don’t clean / But let me tell you how I got this ring,” has attracted criticism from many for the sexually explicit subject matter, with WAP standing for “wet a*s p**sy”.
But Cardi isn’t fazed by the backlash, insisting in an interview on Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show: “It’s like, no of course I don’t want my child (two-year-old daughter Kulture) to listen to this song and everything, but it’s like, it’s for adults!”