Megan Thee Stallion Claps Back at ‘Some Republican Lady’ (Former Congressional Candidate) DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero’s Tweet Slamming ‘WAP’
In August 2020, Cardi announced that she and Megan worked together on a single, “WAP.” The song featured several explicit lyrics about the sexuality of women. Once Megan and Cardi released the single and its music video, the pair received several conservative politicians’ comments.
Megan Thee Stallion called DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero ‘Some Republican Lady’ and shared her thoughts on Lorraine’s tweet
Shortly after Megan and Cardi released “WAP,” music lovers began streaming the song on multiple platforms. The song also caught many of their fans’ attention with lyrics like, “I said certified freak, seven days a week/Wet-*ss p*ssy, make that pullout game weak.”
Although “WAP” was well-received by Megan and Cardi’s audience, the song didn’t sit well with Tesoriero. In August 2020, Tesoriero criticized Cardi, specifically, and said, “America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B.” During her November 2020 story with GQ, Megan opened up about her reaction to Tesoriero’s tweet.
“I saw somebody…some Republican lady, you know how they be. Some goddamn Republican lady, like, ‘This is a terrible example,’” Megan recalled. “And I was like, ‘Girl, you literally had to go to YouTube or to your Apple Music to go listen to this song in its entirety. How are you in your Republican world even finding your way over here to talk about this? You must not have noooo WAP if you’re mad at this song.’”
Megan Thee Stallion says she wasn’t surprised by DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero’s comments
After Tesoriero published her tweet about ‘WAP,’ Cardi came to the song’s defense, per Paper. The “Money” rapper posted several nude photos of Trump from her days as a model. Several of Cardi and Megan’s fans also tweeted at Tesoriero in honor of them.
While she decided to keep quiet about the matter online, Megan said she wasn’t surprised to see Tesoriero’s tweet. Megan also said she wasn’t bothered by the tweets from other conservatives like James R. Bradley. According to Megan, those who gave negative comments regarding the song have the insecurities they have to face.
“Sometimes, people are really not comfortable enough with themselves, and I don’t think they like to watch other people be comfortable with themselves,” Megan said. “And I don’t think they want anybody to teach other people how to be comfortable with themselves.”
Megan Thee Stallion wants to see a ‘shift’ for female rappers despite receiving comments like DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero’s tweets
Despite the comments from Tesoriero and other politicians, Megan and Cardi found massive success with “WAP.” During its first day published, “WAP” reached 13 million views on YouTube. The song also reached the number one spot on streaming services like iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. In September 2020, “WAP” became one of the only songs to rise directly to No. 1 from No. 5 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs chart since it came out in 1992.
“Although we have so many incredible women in hip-hop killing it right now and in the past, there’s still a shift [that needs to happen] around the perception of a woman owning her sexuality,” Megan said. “Powerful women who have agency over their bodies aren’t something to look down on.”