When Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B dropped “WAP,” everyone had an opinion on the raunchy record. The song debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and became the conversation topic throughout summer 2020. The song was such a banger Congresswoman Maxine Waters even enjoyed it.
During a conversation for Harper’s Bazaar, Waters sat with Megan Thee Stallion to discuss the record along with several other topics like education and courage. Waters revealed after she got a hold of “WAP” through a friend, she praised Megan for her fearlessness.
“I listen to the young people around me, and they may tell me something maybe you ought to pay attention to,” Waters said. “But then they told me to look at, was it ‘WAP?’ Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry. I said, ‘Now that’s audacity. That is audacity.’”
Waters continued, “And that is the ability for women to take charge of what they want to say. I had paid attention to the young gangster rap time when men were in charge. They said whatever they wanted to say about women, what have you. But women didn’t say, for a long time, what they could say or wanted to say or dared to say. And so I thought ‘that’s audacity.’”
Waters aligned herself with the Houston Hottie, saying she has no problem with the record, unlike her conservative peers. She then applauded all the women who were taking risks with their art.
“You young women are taking control of your art,” Waters added. “You’re defining it in ways that never would be defined by anybody else, and you’re willing to have the courage and the nerves and the audacity to say whatever the hell you think.”
Meg has been taking note of having the audacity to say whatever she thinks when she made a bold claim last week. On Friday (February 19), a clip of Meg’s recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar surfaced online.
During the talk, Meg said, “I feel like when it’s all said and done when people want to talk about female rap … they are definitely going to have to put my name up there with the OGs.”
Social media caught wind of the comments, and several people noted that Meg was wrong with her claim. Critics pointed out that Meg has released only one studio album, Good News, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 last November. People also mentioned that Meg hadn’t hit her stride until she caught her first No. 1 with her Beyoncé collaborative effort “Savage.”
As one person wrote, “She isn’t OG, She can’t even do a single without a collab. She trying to get relevant,” while another said, “This girl has released three projects in the space of 4yrs, and they haven’t even crossed 4m combined, like what?”