It’s the sexually explicit rap track that’s taking the global music charts by storm. But as well as topping countdowns in the U.S., Britain, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s “WAP” has become a mashup favourite on social media. And now the “WAP” mashup to end all “WAP” mashups has arrived — Cardi and Megan, meet Verka Serduchka!
“WAP”/”Dancing Lasha Tumbai” mashup — Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Verka Serduchka
The rearrangement — created by the English drag queen ikarly — sees Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s rap verses laid over the iconic eurodance beats of Ukraine’s Eurovision 2007 entry “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”.
While Verka has shared the screen with Hollywood actors Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham, few would have thought to link her family-friendly cult classic with a song that’s tied conservative commentators up in knots.
Yet something clicked, and the two-minute clip is quickly going viral on Twitter, particularly among the Eurovision fandom.
At the time of writing, it was approaching 60,000 views and had been either liked or retweeted over 4,000 times.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK alum Gothy Kendoll summed up the feelings of many, simply writing “oh. my. god.”.
Content warning: The “WAP” lyrics are very much NSFW.
what have I done? pic.twitter.com/UsOuvVjb25
— ikarly (@ikarrly) September 22, 2020
“Dancing Lasha Tumbai” — an enduring Eurovision favourite
Despite its seemingly throwaway nature, Verka Serduchka’s “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” has gone on to become one of the most beloved entries in Eurovision history.
The infectious number became a massive hit throughout Europe following its second-place finish in the 2007 contest. Its popularity has endured in the years since, with Verka regularly returning to make cameos at the contest, including in 2014, 2017 and 2019.
Things were taken to the next level during the 2019 contest, when Verka stood in the wings and let Greek popstar Eleni Foureira put her own spin on the number during the “Switch Song” interval act.
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