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Megan Thee Stallion & Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Grammy Performance Was Simply Too Good For This World

One of the best Grammy performances of all time.

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It was always going to be one of the biggest moments of the night: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performing 2020’s biggest track, ‘WAP‘.

But even with expectations set squarely at sky-high levels, the two artists still managed to knock everyone clean off their feet. It was a total visual mindfuck — Cardi appeared in front of a constantly shifting vaporwave greenscreen background to burn through a bit of her new single ‘Up’, before descending to spin on the heel of a gigantic stiletto for ‘WAP’.

Given the conservatism of broadcaster CBS, the lyrics were heavily edited — even the words ‘hard’ and ‘large’ were taken out — which made for a bit of a jarring listen. Curiously though, CBS didn’t seem to mind the pair grinding up on each other while lying on a giant bed.

But it didn’t really matter about the lyrics — this was a complete spectacle from start to finish, and a nice capstone for Megan Thee Stallion, who at the time of writing had picked up three Grammys: Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist.

The full video isn’t yet available to view in Australia, thank you geoblocking, so check out some snippets below — and head here for the full list of Grammy winners.


Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy