Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Fans Drag GOP Politicians for Criticizing "WAP"

Not everyone's a fan of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP," including a couple members of the Republican party who the song wasn't remotely made for.

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While Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion fans embraced the rappers’ unstoppable force in their new “WAP” video and single, not everyone felt the same way.

James P. Bradley, a Republican running for a Congressional seat in California, took to Twitter to criticize Cardi and Megan for their provocative lyricism. He also wrote that he “accidentally” heard the song. "Their new 'song' The #WAP (which i heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!” Bradley tweeted.

(Which I heard accidentally)

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 7, 2020

What’s your position on a role model that says he can “grab ‘em by the pussy”? Are you cool with that? Wait yes you are...he’s white.

— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) August 7, 2020

This, of course, was a take that fans never asked for—and they were quick to respond to Bradley’s commentary, particularly since he said he “accidentally” listened to the song.

The guy you vote for and support grabs pussies for shits and giggles and bangs porn stars when he’s bored. Careful you don’t drown in all that holy water.

— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) August 7, 2020

“Accidentally “

Sir, bust a nut and go. That’s it

— Mikel Joshua (@MikelJoshua) August 7, 2020

Your use of “Accidently” is a bit suspect Considering it’s not on radio yet, and the only place the full songs are available are in streaming platforms that you’d have to specifically press play on to hear it.
Unless u heard on Twitter in which you’d have to have clicked on 🌚🥴

— akabanga 🇷🇼 (@prettypabl0) August 7, 2020

“I thought WAP stood for ‘White Anglo Pride’ so clicked on the link and boy was my bald head red!”

— Leelee Sobe Iced Tea (@ihaveahamradio) August 7, 2020

Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B.

Kamala Harris called her a role model.

The Democrats support this trash and depravity!

— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) August 7, 2020

If @iamcardib & @theestallion think that their vile #WAP song did anything to empower women they are completely wrong.

No radio station should play that trash, censored or uncensored.

Aside from the content, the actual song is horrible too and Cardi B cannot rap.

— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) August 7, 2020

But it did empower us. They didn’t make the song for your type so relax Betty. Speak for yourself and let the bad bitches prosper

— Essie Michelle (@ess_lovaa) August 7, 2020

Bradley wasn’t the only politician who took issue with “WAP.” Former Republican Congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine called the song “vile” and said the rappers are “completely wrong” if they think the song does “anything to empower women.”

Pussy is just a word and I promise it won’t hurt you. Especially if you just, dont listen.

— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) August 7, 2020

The man YOU voted for LITERALLY said he grabs women by the pussy.
So sexual assault is fine, but sexual agency is depraved? (Actually, why am I even... this is literally the GOP coda)

— Naima Cochrane (@naima) August 7, 2020

Fans called out Lorraine for her hypocritical commentary, especially since she was talking about empowering women while undercutting the work of two Black women.

When I want the hottest and most informed takes of who can and can’t rap, I definitely first turn to… checks notes… DeAnna Lorraine…? #TheCaucasity

— Justin Starr (@UrbanAstroNYC) August 7, 2020

Mad cuz you dry as the Sahara

— 𝒜𝒹𝒶 🇳🇬 (@NaijaBardi) August 7, 2020

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