Bring a Bucket and a Mop for These 'WAP' Mash-Ups

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I realized while watching the MTV VMAs Sunday night that I simultaneously feel like I know what all popular music sounds like thanks to spending several hours on TikTok a day, but also what none of it really sounds like given how music is manipulated on the app. For example, I had only heard that awful Julia Michaels and JP Saxe song “If the World Was Ending” in its trolly TikTok meme form, in which the answer to “If the world was ending, you’d come over right?” is always: “NO.” And if you’ve spent enough time scrolling through the app in the past few weeks, you were likely bombarded with TikTok’s latest gifts: ridiculous “WAP” mash-up after “WAP” mash-up.

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Apparently, “WAP” works well with nearly everything? Well, almost everything. Here’s a rundown of the most notable mash-ups, remixes, and cover offerings. And no, I’m not including the one featuring demon Ben Shapiro, thank you, next!


Ciara’s “Body Party” x “WAP”

“WAP”’s absolute filth pairs perfectly with “Body Party,” a song that honestly delivers the same message as “WAP” for girls too afraid to say *whispers* pussy.

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One Direction’s “Fireproof” x “WAP”

I go back and forth between wanting to remove the original 1D choruses here but also savoring the juxtaposition of those sweet, sweet teen boys crooning, “Nobody knows you, baby, the way I do,” and freak-bitch Megan demanding they swallow her.

Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” x “WAP”

When the song swerves from Taylor Swift’s chorus into the “WAP” chorus? That’s a Shyamalan twist for the books.

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Rihanna’s “S&M” x “WAP”

While I totally support an “S&M” and “WAP” mash-up in theory, I feel like this was a missed opportunity to get Rihanna’s vocals really working with Megan and Cardi’s together on a song. Don’t just use it as an instrumental!

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Britney Spears’s “Toxic” x “WAP”

Everything sounds better over the anxious Psycho-strings of “Toxic,” so this is an easy win.

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Phantom of the Opera x “WAP”

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Andrew, if you’re going to go in, GO IN. Give us the full length!

“WAP” as done by an “’80's R&B artist”

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The Weeknd is shaking.

Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” x “WAP”

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Turned “WAP” into something I’d hear shopping for greeting cards at Target. I’m good, thanks.

Justin Bieber’s “Baby” x “WAP”

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This is what we call “cursed audio.” In fact, pretty much all mash-ups are cursed. This post is cursed, get the fuck out of here!

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

The Weeknd is shaking.

The guy’s composition is great, and I’d love to hear a full-length version of his take on the song... but I don’t think the Weeknd has anything to worry about.

Having said that, I didn’t realize until right now how much I’d love a Megan/Cardi/Abel collab.