Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Set to Reunite on Upcoming Track “Bongos”

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By Wanda

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion caused a sensation with their 2020 release of WAP, Now they’re preparing to make waves again. The 30-year-old, I Like It rapper and the 28-year-old Body rapper recently started hinting at their latest project on Monday and used Instagram to reveal that their new single, Bongos, will be dropping this Friday.

In real life, these two music icons, known as Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar and Megan Pete, shared the exciting news by sharing the vibrant single artwork. In the Bongos cover art, both artists are pictured holding lollipops while dressed in matching bodysuits, heels, and bracelets in various pastel shades, and they’ve styled their hair in whimsical cotton-candy-colored curls.

Bongos represents the Grammy-winning duo‘s initial collaboration since their 2020 smash hit, WAP. Their prior partnership was groundbreaking, as it became the first female rap collaboration to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, maintaining its dominance for four consecutive weeks.

However, it’s worth noting that WAP also stirred significant controversy, particularly from conservative commentators. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B publicly addressed the backlash that the provocative anthem received.

First of all, I wanna say thank you to Cardi for even putting me on the song. But, I mean, I felt like that was really, like, a little weird. I know the Republicans have been having a bad year and they probably needed to take their frustration out somewhere,

savage rapper Megan stated when she appeared on the Late Show by Stephen Colbert in late 2020

to discuss how the audience perceived the song.

Although Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion delivered a memorable performance of their hit song WAP at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021, the track was deliberately not submitted for awards consideration. Cardi B openly acknowledged that despite the song’s massive success, the negative reactions it generated discouraged her from submitting it for Grammy nominations.

I need to stop letting the internet control my life.

The internet got me even afraid of winning. That is insane,

she explained why she was afraid of submitting the song on Jason Lee’s REVOLT show.

Despite not being submitted for Grammy consideration, the collaboration between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion achieved remarkable success. It earned a platinum certification seven times over in the United States and received accolades such as an American Music Award, a BET Award, three BET Hip Hop Awards, and a People’s Choice Award, among others.

While Cardi B hasn’t released a full-length album since her debut, Invasion of Privacy, in 2017, Bongos is the latest addition to her series of singles released over the past few years, including Hot S*** in 2022 and Up in 2021.

On the other hand, Bongos marks not only Megan Thee Stallion‘s first release since her 2022 album, Traumazine but also her first release since Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison in August for shooting her three years ago.