Cardi B has claimed it cost $1 million to shoot the music video for WAP.
The video for the raunchy chart-topping song, helmed by Cardi, 28, and rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 25, was filmed a lavish mansion with celebrity cameos including Kylie Jenner and Fifth Harmony beauty Normani.
The music star was feeling in a candid mood as she took to Twitter to reveal the price-tag for some of her most iconic videos – first sharing that the video for her 2017 major-label debut single, Bodak Yellow, cost $15,000.
How much? Cardi B has claimed it cost $1 million to shoot the music video for WAP (above with Megan Thee Stallion)
She wrote: ‘Fun fact : Bodak yellow music video cost me 15 thousand dollars .I was in Dubai and I said ….I gotta fly picture (videographer) out here …BOOM BOOM BANG ! Ya know the rest . (sic)’
A follower then replied: ‘girl that’s a lot (sic)’
However, the Money hitmaker responded with the cost of WAP along with Money and Please Me, which came to $400,000 and $900,000, respectively.
She wrote back: ‘Naaaa honey ….Money cost 400K, Please me Cost 900K ,Wap Cost a M ! (sic)’
Wild side: The video for the raunchy chart-topping song, helmed by Cardi, 28, and rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 25, was filmed a lavish mansion with celebrity cameos including Kylie Jenner (above)
Cardi’s music video directed by Colin Tilley shattered YouTube records earning the biggest ever debut week for an all-female hip-hop collaboration, which has amassed more than 325million views.
Cardi famously spent $100K just on coronavirus testing on the set of her music video – which also featured cameos from two tigers and a leopard, snakes.
Meanwhile, Megan recently revealed she and Cardi were terrified of shooting with snakes for the WAP video.
The pair were initially hesitant as neither of them had been around the creatures before, and the Savage hitmaker eventually ‘made friends’ with one of them though her pal wasn’t so comfortable.
Oh wow: The music star was feeling in a candid mood as she took to Twitter to reveal the price-tag for some of her most iconic videos
She said: ‘OK, so what’s crazy is neither one of us had been around snakes before… I was like, ”Friend, I don’t know if I can lay in snakes.’
‘But Cardi B asked me to lay in some snakes, I’ve got to lay in the snakes for my girl.. I made friends with one who was on me the whole time. Cardi was so scared.’
The rapper added that she was pleased with the positive response to the track and doesn’t care about the people who are ‘offended’ by the raunchy lyrics.
Sex-positive anthem WAP made history when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020 and was streamed 93 million times in its first week.
Snakes everywhere: Meanwhile, Megan recently revealed she and Cardi were terrified of shooting with snakes for the WAP video
Success story: Sex-positive anthem WAP made history when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020 and was streamed 93 million times in its first week
But the song received a lot of criticism for its explicit subject matter and lyrics since its release on August 7.
Hitting back at her haters rapper told Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show that she thinks the lyrics are ‘normal’ by hip hop standards.
‘The people that the song bothers are usually like conservatives or really religious, fake religious people,’ Cardi B said.
‘I grew up listening to this type of music, so to other people it might be strange and vulgar, but to me it’s almost like really normal.’
She also clarified that WAP is meant for ‘adults’, and shouldn’t be heard by children.
‘It’s like, no of course I don’t want my child [two-year-old daughter Kulture] to listen to this song and everything, but it’s like, it’s for adults,’ she added.
She said: ‘I really appreciate all the positive comments.
‘The song is about women owning their bodies, their sexuality. I don’t know why me talking about my WAP is offending anyone. Forget what the haters have to say.
‘Sometimes when women speak about sex it makes people feel uncomfortable. It’s 2020, why am I not allowed to talk about my body? Let me talk about what I’m going to do to you.’
Here she is: Normani looked sensational as she posed up the video