Cardi B’s video for “WAP” has become an NSFW sensation, with fans sharing, debating, and meme-ing their favorite parts. There’s even a petition to have Kylie Jenner removed from the video and replaced with a different star, with fans suggesting everyone from Saweetie to Betty White. One suggestion took on a life of its own, as an edited screenshot of from video turned Kylie Jenner into Viola Davis, prompting fans to run wild with the new theme: “How To Get Away With WAP.”
Naturally, the silly idea took hold and went viral, but along the way, it earned one unexpected fan: Viola Davis herself, who jovially wondered, “Who did this?” When fans took it a step further, playing off the video’s built-in mystery element — Cardi and Meg wandering the halls of a surrealist mansion, peeking behind doors to find cameos from Normani, Rosalía, Rubi Rose, and Sukihana — Davis loved it even more. The clip is edited to make it appear as if one of the doors reveals a drunken Annalise Keating from How To Get Away With Murder dancing alone in a room. Not only does it fit the theme of the original video, but Davis’ inebriated two-step is surprisingly well-time to the song itself.
Of course, it didn’t take long for Cardi herself to see the tweets, adding her own commentary: “I’m so fan out right now ya don’t even know,” she gushed. Meg couldn’t even put her hilarity into words, electing to go with a string of crying laughing emoji as her response.
I’m so fan out right now ya don’t even know https://t.co/U2PhKcae3X
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 10, 2020
With even US Congressmen weighing in on the song, it looks like Cardi B is once again the star of the moment in hip-hop and well on her way to yet another No.1 single to add to her ever growing collection.
Watch the fan-made “How To Get Away With WAP” clip above.
Cardi B is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.