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“WAP” was released nearly a week ago and the heated discussions around the song and its accompanying visual have yet to cease. Many first expressed their outrage with a petition attempting to have Kylie Jenner removed from the visual and many conservatives took to social media to voice their opinions on the nature of the song and its provocative influence, hip-hop veteran and iconic rapper CeeLo Green joined the much debated chat against the Cardi and Megan women empowered anthem.
Green initially opened up about his discomfort with he song’s impact on society saying, “A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all.” Well, as expected, the Atlanta native was met with a tremendous amount of backlash for his comments on “WAP”. While fans weren’t the only ones on the attack, and not directly aimed at CeeLo, Megan Thee Stallion took to her Twitter account to address the backlash that she and Cardi have received from many male opinions who think they’re video affects society in a negative way.
As the Goodie M.O.B. pioneer had a change of heart on his recent comments, the rapper issued a lengthy apology to both Meg and Cardi, in which he clearly expresses his words were not coming from a place of disrespect or to create controversy.
I know most of them personally and consider Cardi and Offset family. Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them as all powerful, beautiful, and influential women…and professionals. I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans.”
Check out his apology below!
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) August 12, 2020