Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, the dynamic duo known for their chart-topping hit “WAP,” are back with a brand new single titled “Bongos.” This vibrant collaboration comes with an eye-catching music video drenched in the colorful world of Casamigos, skillfully directed by Tanu Muino. Fans of these two powerhouse artists have been eagerly waiting for their next musical endeavor, and “Bongos” delivers a fresh sound that’s sure to captivate your senses.
In a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Cardi B addressed the heightened expectations surrounding “Bongos.” She playfully warned fans that this track wouldn’t be a direct sequel to the explicit anthem “WAP.” Cardi B shared, “I wonder how people are gonna react to this vibe because they’re really like expecting ‘WAP,’ like, ‘Oh, here they go again talking this and that.'” However, she assured listeners that while “Bongos” does explore some provocative themes, it’s not quite on the same level as “WAP.”
“Bongos” is Cardi B’s latest release, following the success of her 2021 hit “Up” and the catchy “Hot Shit” from the previous year. It’s been a five-year wait since her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” dropped in 2018. Although Cardi B hasn’t officially announced her second album yet, she’s been keeping fans entertained with collaborations, including “Jealousy” with Offset, “Put It on da Floor Again” with Latto, and “Point Me 2” with FendiDa Rappa.
For those wondering about Cardi B’s Grammy prospects, it’s worth noting that “WAP” wasn’t submitted for consideration when it was released in August 2020. Representatives for the rapper explained that they were holding off on submitting it to focus on a Grammy campaign for an album in 2021. While she hasn’t unveiled the exact release date, Cardi B confirmed during her chat with Whoo Kid that she already has a title and release date in mind for her forthcoming album.
Megan Thee Stallion, on the other hand, has been making waves in the entertainment world. She dropped her sophomore album, “Traumazine,” in August 2022, showcasing her growth as an artist. Beyond music, Megan made her mark as a host on Saturday Night Live and appeared in the Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” Additionally, fans can anticipate her role in the upcoming movie “Dicks: The Musical.”
It’s worth acknowledging the challenges Megan Thee Stallion has faced, as she’s recently been in the spotlight for reasons beyond her music career. Following a tragic incident, Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. In response, Megan penned a powerful op-ed reflecting on her journey and the significance of the guilty verdict. Her words resonated with many, serving as a victory for survivors of violence against women.
In the world of music and entertainment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion continue to be influential figures, each carving out their unique paths in the industry. “Bongos” is just the latest chapter in their impressive musical journeys, and it’s sure to leave a lasting impression on fans around the world.