Sign Language Interpreter for Cardi B's WAP at Lollapalooza Dubbed 'More Explicit' Than the Song

The sign language for Cardi B's smash hit "WAP" has been dubbed "more explicit" than the song itself, as Megan Thee Stallion took to the stage at lollapalooza.

Megan was the headline act at the Chicago festival on Saturday, dressed in a rock-inspired leotard. The 26-year-old regaled the crowd with tracks from her new album "Good News," as well as some old favorites.

She performed the chart topper "WAP," in collaboration with Cardi B, to the packed audience, who lapped it up as she twerked and danced across the stage. But it was the sign language interpreter who stole the show, after a clip surfaced online showing the woman performing the track for the hard of hearing.

Cardi B released the chart topper last year, which featured lyrics so racy a radio edit version had to be released. But it was the unedited track which blasted out the speakers at Grant Park, featuring swear words as well as references to drugs and numerous sex acts.

One fan, called HipHopDX, shared a clip to TikTok on Tuesday, entitled: "This Sign language interpreter going off during @theestallion 's "WAP" performance at Lollapalooza."

It shows the woman performing the lyrics in what's believed to be American Sign Language (ASL), although some phrases call for suggestive hand gestures, widely understood by all.

The snippet of the song caught on tape features the lyrics: "P**** A1, just like his credit. He got a beard, well, I'm tryna wet it. I let him taste it, now he diabetic. I don't wanna spit, I wanna gulp.

"I wanna gag, I wanna choke. I want you to touch that lil' dangly thing. That swing in the back of my throat. My head game is fire, p****** Dasani. It's going in dry and it's coming out soggy."


This Sign language interpreter going off during @theestallion’s “WAP” performance at Lollapalooza 😭🤣 #Lolla #MeganTheeStallion #lollapalooza

♬ original sound - HipHopDX

Since being uploaded, the performance, which can be seen here, has been watched more than six million times. People claimed they clearly understood what was being conveyed, without the need to know ASL.

Carlos Villecas admitted: "I don't even know sign language, and I understood the whole thing."

Old School Bensonhurst thought: "When the interpreter is finer than the artist."

TikToker O declared: "The signs are more explicit than the song."

Agreeing, MJ_W commented: "She was more graphic than the song itself."

While Atlas_wolf added: "The sign language is dirtier than the song."

"Ok we need a signer at all rap concerts now!" ShowTheRide STR reckoned.

Lightbulb declared: "Nothing but respect for this."

While it could not be verified by an independent sign language expert, numerous people in the comments claimed it was an accurate representation of the song.

Jenni Graggs replied: "I'm fluent in sign language and she's giving a performance with all the right words-she killed it! Gag / choke she's using slang signs but it's all about having deaf people feel it and she did just that. So good."

While Acheivingmydreams wrote: "Yeah I saw that, it's definitely expressing the way she's saying it. If I were deaf this is the closest thing to feeling the song."

Newsweek reached out to HipHopDX for comment.

Megan Thee Stallion at Lollapalooza.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion performs on July 31 at Lollapalooza, in Chicago. The sign language interpreter for the song WAP is has been dubbed dirtier than the actual song. Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images