Snoop Dogg recently sparked a bit of controversy after he shared his sentiments on Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP.” In an interview with Central Ave, the Long Beach rapper said that the explicit song caused some concern for him on how young women would express themselves after hearing it. In the interview, which aired December 10, Snoop chalked it up to his age, saying he probably would have enjoyed it more had he been younger.
“I just don’t want it that fashionable to where young girls express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto until the right person comes around,” Snoop said, despite being no stranger to explicit lyrics of his own.
Cardi B's husband, Offset, responded to the news in a casual chat with TMZ on December 12. He told the outlet that while he's a big fan of Snoop, the rapper shouldn't be criticizing Cardi and Meg for their own NSFW hit. "She grown," Offset said of his wife, who was just named Billboard's Woman of the Year. "I don't get in a female's business, so I'm just gonna say I hate when men do that."
He went on to say that male rappers aren't necessarily rapping about wildly different subjects either, and how it's time to support women. "As rappers, we talk about the same shit. We never had this many female artists running this shit; they catching up to us, like passing us and setting records. That's two women on one record, that's a very successful record."
Offset came through with receipts, citing the song’s mainstream success as just one reason to dismiss the Doggystyle rapper’s criticism. We'll have to see if Snoop has a response — or further explanation — to his initial reaction.