The inspiration behind Cardi B's WAP video will surprise you

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  • In the latest episode of VEVO's Footnotes, Cardi B shared some details about the making of her WAP music video.
  • The episode revealed director Colin Tilley's inspiration behind the video.
  • Cardi also opened up about her feelings on the explicit hook of the song.


WARNING: This article contains explicit language 

Cardi B opened up about the making of her WAP music video for a new episode of VEVO's Footnotes. 

The episode revealed director Colin Tilley's inspiration behind the video, as well as Cardi's feelings on the explicit hook of the song.

Speaking about his inspiration for the colourful music video, Colin said: "I'm a big Tim Burton fan, I would say I'm always inspired by childhood books, Dr Seuss, etc."

In the music video, Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion explore different rooms of a mansion with distorted walls reminiscent of a carnival funhouse. 

When it comes to the catchy, controversial hook of the song, Cardi said she was initially not happy with it. 

"I just had like an original hook to WAP, and I didn't really like it. I sent it to some female artists to see if they could do the hook, they couldn't really do it and I started playing around again with the hook, and I was like, you know what I'm just gonna keep it like that. 

"I always liked it, 'Now from the top, make it drop, that's some wet ass pussy.' I just felt like the hook had a lot of 'wet ass pussy, wet ass pussy.' I just felt like 'pussy, pussy, pussy,' and I just didn't like that. But, I don't know, I couldn't come up with anything else so, whatever."

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The pandemic also presented it's fair share of challenges when it came to filming the video. Every crew member had to undergo Covid-19 testing, and Cardi revealed that there were delays with wardrobe when packages arrived late.

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