Fans are not happy with Kylie Jenner’s cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s music video for “WAP,” released on Friday.
The video is set in a whimsical mansion filled with wild animals and famous artists — including Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose — roaming its halls.
About one minute and 45 seconds into the video, Jenner, clad in an animal-print outfit, stares down the camera while walking down an ornate hallway.
The makeup mogul, who is white, has previously been accused of appropriating Black culture and was criticized for going clubbing during the George Floyd protests, so her appearance in the video caught fans off guard.
Some people said the cameo was “unnecessary,” while others said the spot should’ve gone to a Black artist, since the video highlighted “Black female excellence.”
— Des 🦍 (@waysofdes) August 7, 2020
whoever suggested to give Kylie more time than Mulatto on WAP, trust, you will be dealt with pic.twitter.com/M1up6IvRf9
— jessica (@Its_Jessiccaa) August 7, 2020
— Ahmed (@haitianpipo) August 7, 2020
— unfriendly black hottie (@veryscaryspice) August 7, 2020
I’m going to pretend Kylie wasn’t in it and you should too. Other than that, bravo queens #WAP
— Anne Marie Lastrassi (@tinnkky) August 7, 2020
The fact that the wap video had so much black excellence just Kylie Jenner to be there doing this…. 💀 pic.twitter.com/KGdbJ7hBpq
— MA’AT (@FeministKilljo5) August 7, 2020
Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door.
If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don’t know what is. https://t.co/ZGvbfzQeLs
— Danielle Young (@RhapsoDani) August 7, 2020
Kylie Jenner was just unnecessary on the Cardi B/ Megan Thee Stallion music video and that’s the nicest way I can put it pic.twitter.com/kcX9lRb1Ni
— Dania (@daniarv25) August 7, 2020
Not Kylie Jenner the center of attention in a Cardi B music video starring all that black female excellence. Got my sis normani dancing in a box. pic.twitter.com/lkITeQ9O3k
— $ (@2000sphase) August 7, 2020
Other people threw out names of women they’d prefer to see over Jenner in the “WAP” video.
a list of white women i would’ve preferred to see in the WAP video over kylie: pic.twitter.com/6hlUE7CYaV
— the most wholesome bbw (@yawningemoji) August 7, 2020
they ruined all that black excellence with kylie. they could’ve got saweetie, beyoncé, rihanna, fuck it even jordyn. but kylie????? pic.twitter.com/kiSmgvJu7Q
— 🙂 (@f3lain3) August 7, 2020
— Luh Jayla 🥵 (@jaylaily) August 7, 2020
In addition to the reality star’s name, “Betty White” trended on Twitter as people said the 98-year-old actress would have been a worthy replacement for Jenner in the video.
— Stephanie. (@qsteph) August 7, 2020
People Other Than K*lie That Coulda Shown Up:
• Jordyn Woods
• Lori Harvey
• City Girls
• Flo Milli
• Rico Nasty
• Teyana Taylor
• A Cucumber
• Betty White #WAP
— Shanelle Genai (@shanellegenai) August 7, 2020
— Uncouth Marie (@UncouthMarie) August 7, 2020
ok but if betty white did show up in the WAP video? no other cameo in anything could live up to that. also what would she wear
— CRIT (@critlin) August 7, 2020
ok but imagine a dramatic entrance in the WAP video and its Betty white living her best live. I WOULD LIVE.
— DEEP DIVE IS PREMIERING HOLY SH*T (@jakeyoncetv) August 7, 2020
In Friday’s episode of Apple Music’s “New Music Daily,” Cardi B explained the rationale behind her and Megan Thee Stallion’s decisions to include celebrity cameos in the “WAP” video.
“I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. Y’all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything. And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper said.
She continued, “I’m like, these are the girls that I personally like, that I like their music, that I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me.”
However on reaching out to Kylie Jenner’s team on a response to what the internet reactions have been to her being on the WAP, they did not respond in time however a little birdie tells us that Kylie and her family cannot believe how negative her appearance has become but the entire clan is ganging up around Kylie and protecting her as she is a little bit stressed by the reactions.