Despite the backlash, Cardi B's WAP continues to break records

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  • Cardi B's track, WAP, which features Megan Thee Stallion, continues to make history despite the backlash.
  • The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, adding to its list of achievements since its release.
  • Cardi has previously spoken out about the backlash she has received from the track, telling i-D: "They keep talking and the numbers keep going up."

Despite the backlash she has received for WAP, Cardi B's track continues to soar. 

The song, which features Megan Thee Stallion, debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "The collab launches as Cardi B's fourth leader on the list and Megan Thee Stallion's second," Billboard reports.

Other achievements for the song include being certified gold in its first week by the Recording Industry Association of America, as well as breaking records for "the highest streaming first week by a female artist, the highest streaming first week of 2020, and one of the top 3 hip-hop streaming debuts of all time," a press statement reveals. 

Cardi B has also become the first female rapper to have a number one hit on the Hot 100 in two different decades, as well as the third female rapper to debut at number one as a lead artist on the chart.

In an interview with i-D, Cardi B opened up about the backlash WAP has received from conservative men.

Though she admitted that she was surprised by the negative reaction, the rapper remains unfazed. "They keep talking and the numbers keep going up," she told the publication. 

Tiger King's Carole Baskin also called out Cardi B for using big cats in the WAP music video, saying the rapper's team must have "dealt with one of the big cat pimps" to secure the animals. 

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Watch the WAP video here (NSFW: This video contains explicit content):

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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