Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have dropped a fascinating look into the making of their blockbuster music video for WAP. It shows just how much preparation went into everything. And this is just part one!
Turns out they were racing the clock to get it filmed before coronavirus restrictions hit. Via Billboard:
A montage of the set build-out makes way for news footage of California Gov. Gavin Newsom putting new restrictions on indoor gatherings around the 4th of July, which lights a fire under the crew to get the video wrapped quickly. Before Meg hits the set filled with a masked-up crew she takes two big shots to steel her nerves for the scene where she rocks an Albino Burmese Python around her neck. “They got a big motherf—er out there, like 120 pound,” Megan says, warning a freaked out-looking Cardi that “this snake is big as s–t.”
Watching Megan do her thing clearly delights Cardi, who claps and sings “motivation, motivation,” revealing that she’d had the song for nine months and was just waiting for the right partner. “You are the nicest f–king person I know,” Stallion says about the moment Cardi called to invite her into the fold.
In just a couple of days, the video has racked the kind of view numbers most musicians would kill for on the actual video. The video itself currently stands at well over 180 million views!
Image: YouTube /Cardi B