In a brand new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 concerning the tune, Cardi B revealed that it’s “a bit bit older than ‘WAP’” and was initially recorded in 2019. She mentioned West’s contribution to the observe coming collectively within the current previous:
Kanye gave me this verse a few months in the past when he was simply all around the media, due to all the issues that have been occurring, and I like how his verse it’s private, however it’s not that non-public. It’s pleasant within the golf equipment that you may be like, “Yeah, yeah. You speak your large money.” I actually adore it. And I’m so completely satisfied that he gave me this verse. And I had quite a lot of conversations with Kanye West. I discovered a lot about him and he is such an incredible, candy individual. I’ve been feeling like, I want lots of people have conversations with him so they might simply see the true him.
Within the interview, she additionally mentioned she has one other single able to go, including, “And proper after that, I actually simply wish to put that album collectively.”
The tune’s launch marks Cardi B’s first single because the lead artist since 2021’s “Guess It.” Following that observe, Cardi teamed up with Summer season Walker and SZA for his or her prolonged model of “No Love,” which additionally landed with a music video. This previous spring, Cardi joined fellow Bronx rappers Kay Flock and Dougie B for his or her tune “Shake It.”
In 2021, Cardi collaborated with Lizzo (“Rumors”), Normani (“Wild Facet”), Migos (“Kind Shit”), and Summer season Walker (“Bitter”). That very same yr, Cardi B additionally carried out “Up” and “WAP” at the 2021 Grammy Awards.