Fresh off her best new artist win and teary-eyed acceptance speech, Megan Thee Stallion hit the 2021 Grammys stage with fellow Grammy winner Cardi B for a truly wild performance of their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “WAP.”
Despite being one of the defining smash hits of 2020, this is actually the first time Megan and Cardi performed “WAP” on TV, probably having something to do with the song’s less than family-friendly subject matter. But while it was after 10 p.m. ET when they busted out “WAP,” they still kept it reasonably PG-13; By way of introducing the song, Grammys host Trevor Noah said, “If you have small children in the room, just tell them it’s a song about giving a cat a bath.”
After a mini concert from Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B came out with a coterie of dancers to deliver her new single “Up” before segueing into “WAP.” Dressed in a metallic silvery outfit straight out of Jane Fonda’s Barbarella, Cardi B strutted across stage to do a pole dance on the ten-foot-tall stiletto of a giant platform heel. Dollars floated down from the sky, painted dancers pranced around her – it was a sci-fi strip club fantasia.
When Megan rejoined her on stage, Cardi took her to bed – literally, the two delivered their verses while crawling and gyrating around what looked like a queen-sized bed for giants. It was insane and incredible.