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Cardi B Spent $100,000 On Coronavirus Tests While Filming WAP Video

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Cardi B Spent $100,000 On Coronavirus Tests While Filming WAP Video

When Cardi B filmed the video for 'Wet A** P**sy' her controversial hit with Megan Thee Stallion that we'll refer to as WAP from hereon out, she apparently spent $100,000 on coronavirus tests for everybody who was involved.

In a new interview with i-D, the 27-year-old celebrity - whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar - explained how difficult and expensive the coronavirus pandemic made the whole thing.

Credit: Atlantic
Credit: Atlantic

"It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona," she told the magazine. "Like, we had to spend $100,000 dollars just on testing. Everybody on the shoot had to get tested for coronavirus.


"We had a tiger and a leopard there," she continued "but we didn't film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic. We spliced those scenes together."

She did, however, have a real close encounter with the snake that appears in the video. It didn't bite her, but what happened isn't much better, to be honest.

"One of the scariest parts was the snake scene," she admitted. "I was naked and one of them peed all over me." That's pretty gross, to say the least.

As you might expect for a song with that kind of provocative title, the video for WAP stirred up a lot of controversy among conservative politicians because of its rather explicit content.


That that hasn't stopped it racking up over 80 million views on YouTube. To be honest, it probably helped get that many views. And most of them are probably conservative politicians.

Credit: Atlantic
Credit: Atlantic

Commenting on the controversy, Cardi B said: "I've been really surprised by the reaction, honestly. 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? Like, I'm so used to it. I'm such a freak that I didn't think it would be a big deal. I didn't think people would think it was so out of this world...


"It doesn't make me angry. 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."

Featured Image Credit: Atlantic

Topics: US Entertainment

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