Ace rap star, Cardi B (27) reveals she spent R1.7 million (about $100,000) on coronavirus tests ahead of shooting her new music video.
“WAP” videos boasts of stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Kylie Jenner and Normani.
Cardi disclosed the cost of the prize she needed to pay to ensure the video could be filmed amid the ongoing pandemic.
CARDI’S TESTIMONY ON THE COST
“It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona. Like, we had to spend $100,000 (R1.7 million) dollars just on testing. Everybody on the shoot had to get tested for coronavirus.
“We had a tiger and a leopard there, but we didn’t film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic. We spliced those scenes together.
Critics say the song is vulgar which shocked Cardi, who thinks the video is dope.
THE CONTROVERSIAL SONG AND VIDEO – “WAP”
“I’ve been really surprised by the reaction, honestly. I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn’t know it was going to be so controversial.
“I never expected that, you know, conservatives and Republicans were going to be talking about the song. I didn’t think the song was as vulgar as they said it was, you know?
“Like, I’m so used to it. I’m such a freak that I didn’t think it would be a big deal. I didn’t think people would think it was so out of this world…”
But most critics think she can do better and be a better ambassador of the youth, steering them toward decency but not, vulgarism and obscenity.