For Cardi B's first track in approximately two years, we thought it was enough that she teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion. But when the music video for "WAP" dropped - set in a fancy, trippy fun house of sorts full of gold statues, wild animals, and a whole lot of latex - we were delighted to spot a few other fierce female artists making cameos. Towards the end of the video, as Cardi and Megan make their way through hallways and peep through gilded doors, you can spot Normani, Rosaría, Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose - as well as a completely unexpected appearance by Kylie Jenner (although now we're pretty certain we know what that chocolate-brown hair colour switch was all about).
Talking about the video on New Music Daily on Apple Music (the full conversation will be available on Apple Music at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET, according to Entertainment Tonight), Cardi said of the cameos that, "I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. ... Y'all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything. And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut."
To cast the video, Cardi simply chose people she was fans of. "I'm like, 'These are the girls that I personally like. That I like they music. That I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me,'" she said specifically of some the up-and-coming stars featured including Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto.
The night of the video release, Cardi - along with friends and daughter Kulture - celebrated the release with a small party complete hundreds of balloons and a cake featuring the artwork for the track. In the middle of the festivities, Cardi shared a heartfelt message on her Instagram stories thanking not only her fans, but also all of the girls in the video who took time out of their busy lives and schedules to participate.
Keep reading to see all of the amazing celebrity cameos - and rewatch the epic video.