Cardi B has never been one to shy away from controversy and now, following the release of her latest track “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, the outspoken artist has become the target of enraged conservatives who have condemned the song for its sexual nature.
Taking to Twitter, the “Money” rapper uploaded a video showing a slew of Trump supporters wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and waving ‘Trump 2020′ signs while partying on a boat and clearly ignoring safety measures amid the COVID pandemic.
“Wasn’t a republican conservative throwing a little fit bout this song?” Cardi B said before pointing out the partygoers lack of social distancing.
“Anyways this makes my ass itchy,” she continued. “I’m callin’ the FBI on this festivity. They are not quarantining.”
Speaking out on the massive backlash against the song to i-D earlier this week, Cardi said: “I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn’t know it was going to be so controversial.”
“I never expected that, you know, conservatives and Republicans were going to be talking about the song. I didn’t think the song was as vulgar as they said it was, you know?”
“It doesn’t make me angry,” Cardi continued. “It makes me happy. They keep talking and the numbers keep going up. At the end of the day, whatever they’re saying, the numbers speak for themselves.”
Despite the song’s controversy, the hip-hop icons are clearly doing something right with the news that the single has pulled in a massive 93 million streams in the U.S. alone, nabbing the title of not only the most weekly streams in 2020 but also the most streams any track has generated in its first week since Billboard started.
It has also set the record for most on-demand streams for songs created by women with 54.7 million.