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Snoop Dogg says he’s “in full support of the female MC movement”, following controversial WAP comments

By | Published on Monday 14 December 2020

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

Snoop Dogg has criticised people who criticised him for suggesting that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s’ track ‘WAP’ lacks imagination. He says people should be talking about the song’s success instead. Which, to be fair, they have been. Quite a lot.

The controversy arose in an interview with Central Ave, where Snoop was asked for his thoughts on ‘WAP’, which, of course, stands for “wet ass pussy”.

“Oh my God. Slow down. Like, slow down and let’s have some imagination”, he said, adding of the long list of sexual demands in the song’s lyrics: “Let’s have some privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out, as opposed to you telling him. That should be a woman’s prized possession. That’s your jewel of the Nile”.

This is the Snoop Dogg whose debut album was called ‘Doggystyle’ – and who later released a porn film of the same name – and who hasn’t shied away from listing his own sexual demands in lyrics in the past. Although he did also say that his squeamishness about the lyrics of ‘WAP’ are linked to him being older now.

“When I was young, I may have been with the movement”, he went on. “I probably would have been on a remix. But as an older man it’s like, I love it that they expressing themselves and doing their thing. I just don’t want it to [become] where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they [can] hold on to”.

So he almost clawed it back there, before suggesting that all young women lack agency. When the conversation turns to his own daughter, he then added: “She’s from a different era, she’s from this era. She may be doing the ‘WAP’ whip, but I can’t be mad at her because it’s her generation”.

So, you could say that he’s somewhat conflicted, but nevertheless recognises that things change with each new generation. And that ‘WAP’ is part of a shift similar to that which he helped to usher in when he was a young man, which the older generation of that time also often found offensive. Or you could just say that Snoop hates ‘WAP’ and then go around looking for responses to that statement.

And so TMZ tracked down Cardi B’s husband Offset and asked him for his response to the news that Snoop Dogg hates ‘WAP’.

“[Male] rappers, we talk about the same shit”, he said. “Men can’t speak on women being too powerful. And it’s a lot of woman empowerment, don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many female artists running this shit. They [are] catching up to us, passing us, selling records. That’s two women on one record that’s a very successful record”.

“I don’t wanna seem like I’m dissing Snoop”, he went on, “but at the same time, I say that all men should stay out of women’s business … Women are strong right now, we should uplift our women and don’t say what they can and can’t do. You know how long they’ve been told they can’t do something, or they shouldn’t do this?”

Snoop’s comments also coincided with Megan Thee Stallion appearing on Jonathan Ross’s ITV1 show, on which she said: “All the male rappers I know love ‘WAP’. I feel like, for a long time, men felt like they owned sex. So sometimes when women speak about sex, I feel like it makes other people uncomfortable because it’s like, ‘How dare you talk about your own vagina? You’re not supposed to be talking about a vagina’. But, I mean it’s frickin 2020, why am I not allowed to talk about my body? It’s my goddamn body”.

As word of Snoop’s dislike of ‘WAP’ travelled across the internet, he blamed the press for whipping up a nonexistent controversy, writing on Instagram: “Stop with the bullshit press. I love Cardi B and Meg’s music point blank, full stop, and they know that. I’m in full support of the female MC movement, so stop trying to make me a hater … That song’s six times platinum, talk about that”.