Sunday night’s Grammys featured a slew of incredible performances, but there was one the stood out above all others. Yes, it happened — Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed “WAP” live on primetime television.
Before the performance, the main question was simply HOW the duo would be able to pull off the song, considering its explicit lyrics. The answer was simple: they replaced most of the words and bleeped out the ones that couldn’t be easily replaced. In fact, the changes brought the duo’s lip syncing — a common practice at the Grammys — into sharp focus for some.
But the big question after the performance? How conservatives would react to the display.
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republicans are gonna be soooo mad after the cardi/meg performance. and i LOVE that. pic.twitter.com/43GcAsElip
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) March 15, 2021
How long before right wing media explodes over @theestallion and @iamcardib ‘WAP’ performance at @RecordingAcad?
— Ayman (@AymanM) March 15, 2021
Cardi B and Megan should've performed the @benshapiro remix of WAP tbh
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) March 15, 2021
Others questioned if the performance, even with its modified lyrics and censoring, actually met broadcast standards.
Baby…the way Meg & Cardi just violated every FCC rule Lmaooooooo https://t.co/M1k4PTa2N6
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 15, 2021
Cardi and Meg really VIOLATED 🔥#GRAMMYs
— MBali 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) March 15, 2021
And for others, well, let’s just say moms everywhere are still recovering.
my mom during megan and cardi’s performances: pic.twitter.com/wBfUVsUOHs
— • (@kisses4regulus) March 15, 2021
Check out more reactions to the performance below:
maybe it’s just been a long year but seeing Megan and Cardi do WAP under a giant Pleaser is making me cry
— Molly Lambert 🦔 (@mollylambert) March 15, 2021
me after watching Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion sing WAP at the Grammys: pic.twitter.com/tZzyo4wVB2
— Kalie Shorr (@kalieshorr) March 15, 2021
Watching Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B on #GRAMMYs I gotta wonder what @Madonna is thinking right now.
— Joan Osborne (@joan_osborne) March 15, 2021
the word pussy during @iamcardib & @theestallion’s #GRAMMYs performance pic.twitter.com/4Mt6mOg6od
— Tomás Mier (@Tomas_Mier) March 15, 2021