This Friday a huge cat fight began on internet and it doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released their song “WAP” with a music video early on Friday. The song and production is highly appreciated all over. But, in the middle of the video Kylie Jenner walks in.
She walks down the hallway of a lavish mansion wearing an animal-print dress. And the world seems to have hated it. Jenner has previously been accused of appropriating Black culture. So her appearance has drawn huge criticism.
Fans said that the reality star’s cameo was “unnecessary”. And that many Black artists could’ve been included instead of her. The music video features a whole host of cameos from other artists like Normani, Mulatto, and Sukihana. Jenner appears at about the 1:40 mark and her cameo lasts less than 30 seconds.
Someone even started a change.org petition online to officially remove her cameo. “The video was perfect until we saw K, and I wanted to throw my phone,” the creator wrote. It has got about 2,000 signatures within 20 minutes.
“I was happily enjoying my daily cup of brown women until that culture stealing colonizer showed up and made me spill. Thank you,” a supporter wrote. Jenner and her family have consistently been criticized for exploiting or performing facets of Black culture when it benefits their image or brand.
Some critics accused the two rappers of being complicit by sharing their platform with Jenner and giving her cameo a prominent position. Other commentators pushed back against the criticism. They argued that Jenner’s inclusion would ultimately work in Cardi B’s favor. Given her social media following and the inevitable debate that has followed, it seems to be true.