Two of the biggest names in Hip Hop—Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion, who is a student at Texas Southern University—have decided to link up to make better happen in the midst of a pandemic. They’re joining together in a new song releasing this Friday, according to Pitchfork.
The song is called “WAP” and the artwork for it features the two female rappers looking straight out of a scene from the 90s.
One of the most beautiful things about musicians during the social-media age is that their creativity is never limited to just their music. Releasing a new album or single is an opportunity for visual innovation, and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallionhave gone above and beyond with the announcement of their new song, “WAP,” which drops this Friday. The cover photo posted by both artists is a gorgeously shot image with even more gorgeous hair and makeup.
It’s not just the hair that’s got a very ’90s vibe. Some elements of their makeup feel like a throwback to 20-something years ago, like Megan’s dark lip liner surrounding a lighter lipstick color. Their sharp wings, defined brows, and highlighted cheekbones are definitely on-trend for today, though.
Shared on the evening of Monday, August 3, the cover art features Cardi and Megan positioned back-to-back and head-to-head, their tongues sticking out, calling to mind imagery of Hindu gods Agni and Kali. They practically look like twins wearing gold hoop earrings with “WAP” through the middle, their eyes closed, and their long manicurespeeking up from the bottom of the photo.
The star of the beauty look, however, is their matching and seemingly interwoven hairstyles, which are reminiscent of some of the most iconic 1990s updos. The flawlessly formed curls rise more than a foot above their heads, the base is as sleek as can be, and straightened tendrils hang glossily to one side, drawing the eye to sculpted baby hairs.
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