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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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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.

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