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Cardi B slams criticism that "WAP" is inappropriate for children: "It's for adults"

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Cardi B has had enough of haters telling her that “WAP” — her smash-hit collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion — is too provocative for children.

Sitting down on The Kyle & Jackie O Show recently, the Grammy Award winner opened up about why critics of her song have it all wrong.

“The people that the song bothers are usually conservatives or really religious people,” Cardi shrugged off before diving further into the song’s pushback. “But my thing is, I grew up listening to this type of music. Other people might think it’s strange and vulgar, but to me, it’s almost like really normal.”

Of course, she agrees that children should not be listening to that song and even admitted that she wouldn’t even want her two-year-old daughter Kulture reciting those lyrics until she’s way older.

“No, of course I don’t want my child to listen to this song and everything,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper stated. “It’s for adults.”

Cardi, 27, also opened up about the radio edit of her song, which replaced the explicit meaning of the song title with “Wet And Gushy.”  While she admits she’s not a fan of the change, she says “it’s the only thing that rhymed.”

“I hate the word gushy,” she continued, letting out an aggrieved groan.  “It was really hard for me to clean this song up.”

For those wondering about what other words Cardi has an aversion to, she also isn’t a fan of the word “moist,” so don’t expect that in any of her songs, either.

“WAP” is currently the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 and has spent the last two weeks in the top spot since its August 7 release.

By Megan Stone
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