It feels a little late in the year to drudge up more controversy surrounding Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s summer bop “WAP,” but time means less than nothing this year, so why start pretending otherwise now?
Snoop Dogg took a dig at the explicit tune during an interview with Central Ave, suggesting Cardi and Megan “slow down.”
“Let’s have some imagination. Let’s have some privacy, some intimacy,” he continued. “That’s like, your prized possession. That’s your jewel of the Nile. That’s what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it.”
Critics found Snoop’s comments annoying, but not all that surprising, as they highlight the double standard that continues to exist for male vs female rappers.
Realistically, Snoop’s opinions on “WAP” are all over the place.
Back when the song first came out, he defended it, telling the women behind it “don’t stop.”
And later in the Central Ave interview, Snoop claims to love it “that they are expressing themselves and 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 they they hold onto,” the rapper said.
Nobody is making the argument that kids or young teens should be going out and incorporating that “WAP” lifestyle into their own, but all this “jewel” business is way too much.
But the major criticism of Snoop’s comments so far has come from fellow rapper — and Cardi B’s husband — Offset.
“I love Snoop, but she grown,” he said, adding that he thinks “all men should stay out of women business.”
“Rappers, we talk about the same shit,” Offset continued. “Men can’t speak on women. They’re too powerful, first off. And it’s a lot of woman empowerment. Don’t shoot it down… We should uplift our women, and don’t say what they can and can’t do. You know how long women been told they can’t do something or they shouldn’t do this?”