Hi-hop fans were overjoyed to discover that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion had not only collaborated on a single together, but produced a trippy music video together full of jarring imagery, over-the-top outfits, and lots and lots of animal print. Cardi and Megan’s fans were all on-board with everything their eyes were subjected to in the video, except for one small cameo by Kylie Jenner. They’re so upset that they’ve even launched a petition to have her removed from the “WAP” video.
Others are saying Kylie doesn’t “belong” in the “WAP” video for another reason.
It’s no secret that Kylie and her family have been accused of appropriating Black culture in the past. Whether it comes to hairstyles, cosmetic surgeries to superimpose features that don’t come naturally to their bodies, or “darkening” their skin, the Kardashians are constantly under scrutiny for “piggybacking” off of Black cultural imagery, according to many.
The petition had already surpassing a whopping 50,000 signatures as of this writing, and even though there are plenty of memes lambasting Kylie’s cameo in “WAP”, Cardi seems to have addressed the controversy in a tweet, but not by mentioning Kylie by name.
She wrote, “I wanna say thank you to every woman that was apart of my video! The fact that you made time in your schedules means alot to me! It was so important to me to include different women, that are different races and come from different backgrounds but are so powerful and influential.”
Kylie hasn’t openly discussed or responded to the hate she’s getting online, nor has she addressed “WAP” aside from sharing photos of her time on set, which includes an image of her beaming mom, Kris, snapping a photo of her daughter sitting next to Cardi B on set.