How Selena Gomez Taught Steve Martin the Lyrics to Cardi B’s ‘WAP’
Hulu has recently enjoyed a good run of highly acclaimed shows, from the canceled High Fidelity to Only Murders in the Building. The network renewed Only Murders in the Building for a second season, and fans couldn’t hold back their excitement.
The show not only has a great storyline, but the chemistry between its core characters is too wholesome to ignore. Singer Selena Gomez and actor Steve Martin both star in the series, and during their spare time, Gomez tried schooling Martin on the lyrics to Cardi B’s ‘WAP.’
‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a hit with audiences and critics
Only Murders in the Building follows Gomez, who plays Mabel, an influencer, Martin, Charles-Haden, a has-been actor, and Martin Short, Oliver, a struggling Broadway director who all live in the same building. When the series starts, the three find themselves in the same elevator with the victim of the crime. After his death is ruled as a homicide, the trio takes it upon themselves to solve the crime.
The best way they feel they can accomplish this is to start a crime podcast which they also use as a dependency mechanism to see each other every time. When the show premiered, it was an instant hit among audiences. Fans loved its use of humor and plotlines that mashed into one another seamlessly.
It also helped that Martin and Short, who are revered and regarded as comedy legends, are closely involved in the show’s production. Fans aren’t the only ones invested in the Hulu series, as critics have also joined in on the fun.
In fact, several rating aggregators such as Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a 100% score even before Only Murders in the Building went on air. The Gomez-led show managed to hold onto the generous score even after its debut. The 97% score the audiences gave the series largely contributed to its renewal for a sophomore season.
Gomez taught Martin the lyrics to Cardi B’s ‘WAP’
While Gomez continues to learn from Martin and Short regarding everything about acting, she, in turn, teaches them everything about the new generation and what young people listen to nowadays. According to Insider, that includes teaching the legendary actors the lyrics to Cardi B’s number 1 hit song ‘WAP.’
The site reports that as the two were filming Only Murders in the Building, Martin came across one of the rapper’s lines on the song. Gomez said, “There was a line in the script that said, ‘she’s an OG.” It seems as though her co-star didn’t understand what the slang meant as he walked up to her for clarification saying, “Can somebody tell me what OG means?”
After catching herself from laughter, Gomez explained the lyrics to Martin and showed both him and Short a video of the popular song. The ‘Good For You’ singer also showed them other videos of songs from today, with Martin quipping, “I was aware that that kind of material was out there. I didn’t know that it was a number one hit.”
There’s a generational gap between the male lead actors and Gomez
Only Murders in the Building works because it goes against the usual plotline involving people of close ages. An interesting bit about the show is that there exists a generational gap between Gomez, Martin, and Short. While both of the male leads are boomers, Gomez is a millennial, and she helps them stay in tune with everything millennial, including correcting them on things that might be controversial.
Even though the actors claim that millennials and boomers are always “feuding,” the pair don’t seem to have an issue connecting with Gomez. They have heaped the singer praises on her acting skills and their dynamic, with Short calling The Wizards of Waverly Place actor “a brilliant actress.”