Cardi B is back, and she’s bringing along a special friend (don’t run from me, friend…): Megan Thee Stallion.

The Hustlers hottie and the Hot Girl herself revealed on Monday (August 3) that their new single, “WAP,” is dropping on Friday (August 7).

Although she’s far from hiding in 2020 (in fact, she’s responsible for the official coronavirus anthem), this is actually a big moment for Cardi: she hasn’t had a lead single since last year’s “Press.” And judging by the reboot of her official website, it seems as though the path is being paved for the announcement of her long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Invasion of Privacy.

Megan has already been having a stellar year in pop culture, from her Suga EP to her Legendary turn to BET Awards quarantine performance to her ongoing TikTok dance domination. (On a serious note: I’m sending Meg all my love following the horrific news of her shooting. I’m so glad she’s okay, and also speaking out against the clowns mocking her trauma.)

In an otherwise bleak year, the girls are really doing overtime and giving it to us in tag-team form: from Megan and Beyoncé‘s “Savage (Remix)” to Nicki Minaj‘s remix of Doja Cat‘s “Say So.”

The incredible tongue-wagging, hot pink cover art and Cardi’s fully stacked web shop full of different physical formats alone are already promising signs from the start, and with any luck, this just might be a major pop culture moment.

Also not to stir up drama, but many fans already pointed out that the title “WAP” and the big hair is kind of reminiscent of 1997’s B.A.P.S., which was also the name of Nicki and Trina‘s tag-team last year. This is merely an observation, not a declaration of war. The more ladies teaming up and dominating the scene together, the better.

Bring on the “WAP.”



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