For the cover, Biffy Clyro renamed the viral single to “WAB” which stands for “wet as Biffy” and gave it a rock-inspired spin. The internet, however, is now divided over the band’s recent performance.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” has been transformed in various covers, parodies, mashups and TikTok videos since its release. Most recently, one TikToker did an unexpected mashup of the song with Hannah Montana‘s “Best Of Both Worlds” that oddly works.
Biffy Clyro decided to take on the megahit for their recent BBC Live Lounge appearance. The band performed the cover along with “Tiny Indoor Fireworks” in support of their new album A Celebration Of Endings.
The “WAP” cover, however, isn’t going down exactly as the band might have hoped. For the performance, they renamed the song to “WAB” which stands for “wet as Biffy” and gave a rock-inspired rendition that transforms the track.
Despite some not enjoying its sound, many listeners were both surprised and entertained by Biffy Clyro’s cover this week.
It was both brilliant and terrible at the same time but I loved it 😂
— Tumsh 🍀 (@tumsh1992) September 3, 2020
the fact that people can’t even mess around and have fun with covers now is so sad! they took the song and made it there own as a way of HAVING FUN! let people express themselves however they want, fair enough having an opinion but some people are just mean x
— elsie:) (@els3white) September 3, 2020
this is the most-unexpected thing i’ve seen since corona… too funny to make sense honestly, but i can’t take my eyes off it
— alba (@daldis_) September 3, 2020
Actually found that really funny I loved it! It really brightened up my day 🤣🤣 and expected nothing more from @BiffyClyro they are always willing to try new things and go abit crazy love them boys 😍😍😍 thanks for always cheering me up! 🙌🙌🙌 #theressomebiffinthishouse 😂😂
— Annemarie Flanagan (@amflanagan27) September 3, 2020
In today’s episode of things I didn’t know I needed but couldn’t imagine my life without… everyone needs some wet ass biffy 😂😂😂😂 I’m dead hahahahaha
— Becka Biffy (@BeckaBiffySimm) September 3, 2020
Others, however, think Biffy Clyro shouldn’t have covered “WAP” to begin with. As a female-empowerment anthem performed by two Black women, some argue that the all-male band should’ve picked a different song to perform on Live Lounge. As well, other listeners argue that the “WAP” cover is just, well, bad.
I think you’re missing the point that a song by 2 Black women that talks about sex on THEIR terms and not a man’s (this is uncommon in songs that top charts and are as ubiquitous as WAP) has been hijacked by some white men who have completely missed the point of WAP
— G Rich Cash Money (@ADHGeorgia) September 3, 2020
white men pls stay away from doing things like this ❤️
— 🧸Mark D Gelo🦋 (@Scruboa) September 3, 2020
Probably the worst thing I’ve ever heard on radio 1 and that’s saying a lot.
— Lewsun (@onion_hagi) September 3, 2020
the biffy clyro WAP cover has just put scottish independence back by at least a decade
— beth (@urpalbeth) September 3, 2020
I don’t know why I clicked on to watch biffy clyro covering wap and expected anything less than terrible but I am shocked at just how much I hated it, why must men be the way they are ? why didn’t they just sing the song as it is like I just hate everything about it
— jio joi (@_jggg) September 3, 2020
Biffy Clyro’s cover comes a few weeks after Russell Brand was criticized for his comments about “WAP.” The comedian shared a lengthy video debating on if the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion collab is truly a feminist anthem or simply “porn.”
Biffy Clyro’s “WAP” cover is available to stream below.
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