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All The ‘90s Fashion From Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP Video

And the inspiration behind the bold looks.

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Just when you thought summer 2020 was a total loss, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion entered the group chat and completely changed the conversation. The hip-hop stars teamed up for “WAP,” their first ever collaboration that’s got the internet ablaze.

In the music video, Cardi and Meg wander through a Willy Wonka-esque mansion that’s filled with exotic animals, water features, and a whole lot of bodysuits. There’s also a slew of celebrity appearances from the likes of Normani, Rosalía, Kylie Jenner, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto.

In true Cardi form — this is her first new single in nearly two years — the whole production is uniquely over-the-top, and the fashion is no exception. Her longtime stylist, Kollin Carter, worked closely with Meg’s stylist, EJ King, on a candy-colored, animal-printed, latex-filled wardrobe that we’re honestly still trying to process.

“I’m super excited about this moment that both ladies got to meet and create this magic,” King said on Instagram. “Thank u @iamcardib ur whole team is so dope!!! @kollincarter we did it yo! Working with u on this was a great experience your work ethic and vision is dope!!! And this is what happens when egos are put aside and a common goal is to make iconic moments much love and respect. And a shout out to all the amazing designers that pulled through late nights and Covid to make this happen!!!”

Ahead, we recap all of the jaw-dropping looks and the inspiration that helped bring them to life.

1
Nicolas Jebran

The music video begins with Cardi and Meg wandering through the mansion wearing pink and yellow custom off-the-shoulder bodysuits by Nicolas Jebran, accessorized with matching feather-tinged opera gloves. The looks are a clear nod to the classic '90s film B.A.P.S.

2
Bryan Hearns

They then find themselves quite literally slithering around in a room full of snakes, and their wardrobe fits the theme. Here, they don snakeskin print bodysuits with cut-outs by Bryan Hearns.

3
Venus Prototype Latex

The rappers take a casual dip in the pool in custom leather-and-fishnet ensembles by Venus Prototype Latex. We don't know about you, but those caged corsets are giving us serious "No Scrubs" by TLC vibes.

4
Zigman

Cardi gets in touch with her wild side in a custom bodysuit (and complementary pasties) by Zigman. This look includes two homages to queens of hip-hop's past: the hair loops à la Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and the head-to-toe leopard print that Lil' Kim rocked back in the day.

5
Zigman

Meg's animal-print look, also by Zigman, channels the white tiger and features a bodysuit and coordinating shrug. Naturally, her matching black-and-white striped hair completes the ensemble.

6
Alaïa

Normani sports a black-and-white vintage ensemble by Azzedine Alaïa. Eagle-eyed fashion lovers were quick to point out that the look is an homage to Naomi Campbell, who modeled a similar look for Alaïa's 1991 Tati collection.