Like it or not, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP” is a massive hit. If you’ve been living under a rock, WAP is actually an acronym and you can check out the explicit lyrics if you’re unfamiliar with the track.
Real Housewives of New York cast members Leah McSweeney and Tinsley Mortimer did a dance to “WAP” that went viral. However, Real Housewives of New York OG Bethenny Frankel isn’t feeling the song at all.
Bethenny posted, “I don’t like when men speak like that. We don’t like that men have been players. We haven’t liked that men have called women sluts. So that doesn’t mean that now we’re going to like being called a whore.”
One of her followers responded, “This was a disappointing take to read. It’s about reclaiming sexual empowerment and the focus actually being on women valuing their own pleasure.” That’s when Bethenny said, “I’m not interested in my daughter thinking being a whore in a house is the definition of female empowerment. And I totally value your opinion.” Why would a 10-year-old girl know this song?
Another fan told Bethenny, “These are 2 Black women reclaiming their right to be sexual beings. This society doesn’t truly protect or value the voices of black women. I LIKE YOU BUT STAY IN YOUR LANE. Move around us (Black Women) because we will not be silenced or policed by your opinions.” Bethenny clapped back with “I am in my lane. I am a woman with a daughter. And this Instagram feed is also my lane so I’m happy to drive with you and have a conversation. If you’re not capable of a dialogue, get off my highway.”
When someone told Bethenny, “you might’ve missed the point,” she replied, “NOPE. I totally get the point. There are many ways to convey a message.”
One person said, “It’s a song about women owning their sexuality.” Bethenny responded, “I understand what it’s about completely.”
A fan commented, “B! I think this is the first time I’ve disagreed with you.” Bethenny replied, “I’m okay with that.”
“I don’t mind that men have been players I just want women to be able to do the same thing without derogatory name calling or shaming,” one Instagram user said. Bethenny countered with, “I don’t want that. I want women to be better. I’m not looking to emulate what we’ve criticized men for decades.”
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Someone quoted Ramona Singer, writing, “Wow Bethenny wow” and Bethenny just said “Yep” in response.
One fan wrote, “Bethenny, I will alway support and Stan you as one of my faves, but the meaning and premise of the song went over your head.”
Bethenny clapped back with “It didn’t. It went directly into my 10 year old daughter’s ears. We can keep going. Go follow a celebrity who talks the line and says everything they’re supposed to because they’re terrified to get canceled. This is my feed and my podcast and my opinion and I respect yours greatly. Keep it coming. I don’t cower waiting for someone to tell me I did the right thing that everyone else did.” Again, why is Brynn Hoppy listening to “WAP”?
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One person pointed out, “Song was released in early September- you are a little late I the convo about this song.” This same person said, “At the end of the day, it’s a hit. Has been #1 on the Billboard chart on and off for several weeks now. Will I start using the vernacular or phrases from the song in my daily vocabulary… not really.” That’s when Bethenny said, “I recorded it in September. I’m well aware of the song’s success.”
A viewer commented, “What about you repeatedly calling your RHONY cast mates sluts and whores?” Bethenny defended herself, saying, “I did that once,” seemingly referring to when she called Luann de Lesseps a “whore” in the Berkshires, claiming that Lu “fucks everybody.”
Bethenny continued, “It was a derogatory term. I wish I phrased it differently but thank you for making my point. I’m not interested in celebrating being called a whore.”
Bethenny shared, “I had to explain what WAP meant to my 9 year old the other day. She was asking me to play the song and I questioned where she had heard the song…Tik Tok. Then proceeds to do the dance.”
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