Whether it’s BTS or Taylor Swift, Blackpink or Future and Lil Uzi Vert, any artist releasing new music during the quarantine deserves a medal, if you ask us. First, they somehow waded through their quarantine fog to create it. Second, it gives us all something to look forward to. On Sunday night, Cardi B kicked off 24 hours of anticipation for fans holding their breath for new music. “I’ve got an announcement to make tomorrow,” she promised in a video posted to Instagram and Twitter, along with a tongue pop. Not only did Cardi eventually come through, it turns out she came through with Megan Thee Stallion, as the pair announced their first collaboration, a single titled “WAP,” due out on Friday.
“Single droppin this Friday! WAP feat. @theestallion #Wap,” Cardi tweeted Monday evening. In May, the remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” featuring Beyoncé hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the rapper’s first No. 1 hit. Meanwhile, “WAP” will be Cardi’s first song as a lead, rather than a featured artist since 2019’s “Press.” Every day in quarantine might feel like a century, but at least you only have, let’s see, four centuries until you can hear what we truly hope and pray will be a summer banger.