Snoop Dogg Criticises WAP Calling For Some 'Imagination' And 'Privacy'
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The tune quickly became famous for its NSFW lyrics - its name being an acronym for 'Wet A** P****, no less - but it seems not everyone wants to hear how the two rappers like it in the bedroom.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, 49-year-old Snoop is among its critics, havinghas hit out at the song's provocative nature.
Speaking to Central Ave's Julissa Bermudez via video link, he told Cardi and Megan that their sexuality is their 'pride and possession', and not something that should be shared to the world needlessly.
"Slow down," he said.
"Let's have some imagination. Let's have some privacy, some intimacy."
Snoop continued: "That's your jewel [and] you should hold onto that. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it."
Of course, Snoop has released more than a few tracks with, ahem, mature themes himself, and even branched out with his very own adult film called Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle in 2001.
Addressing the hypocrisy of what he was saying to his fellow rappers, Snoop admitted he may well have 'been with the [WAP] movement' back in the day, saying: "I probably would have been on a remix.
"But, as an older man, I love it that they're expressing themselves and they're doing their thing.
"I just don't want it to where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto."
Bermudez also asked Snoop about the topic in relation to his 21-year-old daughter Cori, probing him on whether or not he'd had conversations with her about sexual expression.
Snoop replied: "Yes, but my daughter is from a different era though, she is from this era. So, so she may being doing the 'Whopper'.
"I can't be mad at her because it's her generation, you know what I'm saying?"
Still, however anyone feels about the lyrics of 'WAP', there's no denying that the song has done well - having gone straight to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
And it was no easy feat, by the sounds of it, as Cardi - whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar - said there was a difficult and incredibly costly process involved with making a music video during a pandemic.
Speaking to i-D, she said: "It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona.
"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 but we didn't film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic. We spliced those scenes together."