Cardi B has admitted that she struggled to keep the lyrics from her verse on BLACKPINK’s new album clean.
The rapper teamed up with the K-pop girl group for their debut record, The Album, on the track Bet You Wanna, which has received praise from fans across social media.
However, Cardi, who is usually known for her fairly explicit lyrics, revealed she attempted to tone things down for the sake of BLACKPINK’s young fanbase, but it wasn’t exactly easy for her.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ‘It really hard for me to do a verse with no curse words and PG [parental guidance]… I really wanted to say, “I bet if you get me WET I’ll still be on fire.”
‘I’ll be reposting tomorrow the whole day… make sure ya stream BET YOU WANNA. [sic]’
This isn’t the first time Cardi, 27, has made her lyrics squeaky clean – she also had to change many of the words for a non-explicit version of her chart-topping hit WAP with Megan Thee Stallion.
WAP notably stands for ‘wet a** p***y’, and had to be censored as ‘wet and gushy’ for the radio edit.
Speaking about the lyrical changes on Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O radio show in August, Cardi explained: ‘Wet and gushy – ugh, I don’t even like saying it.
‘I would have had to replace it with, “Now from the top, make it drop, bounce that big ol booty”, because that was the only thing that rhymed.
‘It was really hard for me to clean this song up because nobody could convince me to keep “gushy”, because I hate the word “gushy”. Ugh.’
Cardi also admitted that the song’s overly explicit content ‘scared’ her record label, who at first seemed reluctant for her to release it.
Speaking on Ash London Live, she explained: ‘When they heard the song they were like, “We really like it, but that song is so explicit.”
‘And I guess they were asking around. Even with YouTube we couldn’t use the explicit version. We had to use “wet and gushy” [to keep] it PG-13.
‘My label was really scared to put that record [out]. They were like, “Can you please get another record and you could put Megan on it? And I was like, “No.”’
Well, it definitely seemed to work out for her, as WAP scored a Billboard number one, as well as its rightful place at the top of the UK charts after taking over the internet.
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