Cardi B Says ‘WAP’ Music Video Spent $100K on COVID-19 Testing

Cardi B understands the importance of safety.

In an interview with i-D published Thursday, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper says production spent $100,000 on coronavirus testing for her “WAP” music video with Megan Thee Stallion.

“It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona,” the MC told the publication. “Like, we had to spend $100,000 just on testing. Everybody on the shoot had to get tested for coronavirus.”

Though the video — which features cameos from celebs such as Kylie Jenner and Normani — included scenes with a tiger and a leopard, Cardi says she and Megan did not film alongside the big cats.

“We had a tiger and a leopard there, but we didn’t film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic,” she explained. “We spliced those scenes together.”

The two hip-hop artists did, however, film with snakes, and one of the reptiles got a little too comfortable with Cardi!


“One of the scariest parts was the snake scene,” she revealed. “I was naked and one of them peed all over me.”

Of course, this is not the first time the mother of one has spoken out about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, Cardi went viral when she published an Instagram video saying she was “scared” of the virus.

“Let me tell y’all something, I ain’t even gonna front,” she said in the clip. “A ----- is scared. I’m a little scared.”

Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz later remixed Cardi’s rant into a song — appropriately titled “Coronavirus” — which then charted on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts.


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