It's the song
of the Summer.
rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, aka
Cardi B scored her third #1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 with "WAP". Her previous #1s were
"Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It".
shabby for a tune that terrestrial radio is
avoiding like the plague.
By now, we
all know that "WAP" stands for "Wet Ass Pussy"
(the radio edit utilizes the more-FCC-friendly
"wet and gushy"). While many are commanding
Cardi - who just filed for divorce from Migos
member Offset - for being frank with her
sexuality, others are attacking her for being
that the first time I've heard about the song
was from good 'ol Fox "News" Channel assclown
Fucker Carlson. He used it to criticize Joe
Biden for interviewing her for the Democratic
National Convention. And just this past week,
a rock music "legend" decided to attack Ms. B,
claiming that "WAP" should have been
Sweet, singer and guitarist for the 1980s
Christian metal band Stryper took to Facebook,
bitching, "call me old fashioned but when I
think of my grandkids listening to this and
singing along to this piece of 💩 I get a
little heated. Why do we work so hard for
equal rights and respect (especially for woman
as we should!) yet we make a pile like this #1
and step backwards instead of forward?"
"Am I being harsh?? Am I the only one who
feels this way???"
Of course, B
has sold way more albums than Sweet. Stryper
was a 1980s one-hit wonder with "Honestly",
which peaked at #23. Sweet was also the first
lead singer of Boston after original front man
Brad Delp took his life in 2007. Maybe people
would rather support somebody talking about
her wet ass pussy over a guy who sells out God
to make a few bucks.
B is NOT the first woman to sing about her
. Hell, if it makes Sweet
happy, Cardi B is also a devout Catholic. I
know that in the age of the #MeToo movement,
we should still not have to tell women what's
acceptable and what isn't. If a woman wants to
sing the praises of her wet ass pussy, let
her. If she wants to sing G-rated Radio Disney
fare, let her and so on.
fact that top 40 radio is skiddish on wanting
to play "WAP" doesn't surprise me. Honestly,
it's pitiful that most CHRs aren't true top 40
stations anymore. Back in the day, stations
used to be programmed by playing the top 40 of
Billboard's Hot 100 (hence the name). Now,
it's what the consultants throw at them. It's
not about the listeners, it's about
beancounters want to please themselves and the
advertisers. It explains why CHR radio is
loaded with crap. Look at the the song "Bang!"
by AJR. It's at #23 on the Nielsen's CHR radio
chart, but only #51 on the Hot 100. Harry
Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" is #1 on the pop
chart, but #7 on the Hot 100.
I know. Top
40 radio has had a long, miserable history of
not wanting to play songs because they're
controversial or they're "too black" for their
station. Trust me. When I was a kid c. 1992,
my local CHRs laid off of "Baby Got Back" and
"Jump Around". Hell, one of them even started
sprinkling in country shit like Alan
McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl"
The point is
that top 40 ain't really top 40! It's a fake
list, plain and simple. And heaven forbid that
any CHR play "WAP" because of the untrue
stigma that the only people who should listen
to CHRs are mommies and their 10-year-old
soccer superstar daughters. This is why people
are avoiding radio altogether and going with
digital. Hell, I'm really enjoying the
"Pandora Now" channel on SiriusXM. If CHRs
were programmed just like that channel, it
would be a ratings hit.
The moral of
the story (and the Ashe song peaked at #71
while it's blaring out on CHR radio
everywhere) is that when a consultant tells
people what to listen to vs. what people want,
the listener won't get "Wet Ass Pussy",
they'll get bland, dry programming instead.
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