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Top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the new single “WAP” by rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion on Monday over its lyrics while expressing concern over the song’s potentially negative impact on children.
After noting that he doesn’t usually talk about popular culture because he’s not that versed in it, he said he made an exception for the song because of its rank vulgarity.
“We can’t tell you what it stands for. We literally can’t tell you what the name of the song is, much less its lyrics,” Carlson said, instructing viewers to research the song online.
(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)
“To give you a sense of what the song is about — and again, we should tell you, this is one of the most popular songs in the country, and you need to go online and look up its lyrics — here’s the woman who sings it, Cardi B, explaining to women how they can become more useful sex objects,” Carlson noted before playing a raunchy clip that went viral on Monday.
After showing the clip, the bulk of which had to be bleeped out, the host said, “That’s garbage. You don’t need to be a puritan to think so. It’s garbage. It’s aimed at young American girls — maybe your girls, your granddaughters and what is it doing to them? Can you imagine what it’s doing to them?”
Continuing, Carlson noted that music company executives and performers “are getting rich pushing that crap on the country, and they should be ashamed of themselves. But they’re not ashamed of themselves.”
He went on to note that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently did an interview with Cardi B, signaling his — and his party’s — support for the content of her song and the message it is sending to American youths.
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“Doesn’t do a lot of interviews, he did one with her,” Carlson said. “He sucked up to her. He called himself ‘Joey B.’”
Carlson then played a clip of Biden’s interview with the rapper, in which the two of them discussed providing a host of ‘freebies’ to Americans, including college, health care, and more.
“Again, we’re not being prudish here,” Carlson continued. “This is not James Brown being sexually suggestive on stage. Go online right now and look up the lyrics to this song, and then ask yourself if you were Joe Biden, would you suck up to the person who sang it?
“And ask yourself above all, and ask it more than once, ‘What is this doing to our kids?’” Carlson noted further. “The people pushing it clearly are trying to hurt your children — why is nobody pushing back?”
WAP was released earlier this month and, according to Billboard magazine, rose to number one for the week of August 22. And, according to the Los Angeles Times, the song has broken the streaming record, racking up 93 million in the U.S. alone following its Aug. 7 release.
“With a title initialism too explicit to unfurl here — think moistness and anatomy — ‘WAP’ bested the previous first-week streaming record-holder, Ariana Grande’s 2019 ‘7 Rings,’ by about 8 million streams,” the paper reported.
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