“WAP” Empowers Men and Harms Black Women

Yen Lo
Proletariat
Published in
9 min readAug 12, 2020

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Cardi B’s and Megan thee Stallion’s “WAP” is misogynistic drivel aimed at men to Black women’s peril…

Still image via “WAP”/YouTube

It’s been a real marvel watching men and women celebrate Cardi B. and Megan thee Stallion’s latest “masterpiece” the last few days. Whether I was at my local weed shop simply trying to get some herb, or surfing Twitter, I couldn’t be free of constant references to their new song “WAP”.

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Yen Lo
Proletariat

Not concerned with propriety. Liberation now. Contrarian by design. Black mother. Somebody’s daughter. Guerrilla in the mist. Imperfect Christian.