Washington: American rapper Cardi B recently revealed that she had spent $100,000 for COVID-19 tests before shooting the video of 'WAP'.
According to Page Six, the 27-year-old rapper said in an i-D interview on Thursday of making her new music video 'WAP', which features Megan Thee. She said, "It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona. Stallion as well as a host of celebrity cameos, including Kylie Jenner and Normani."
"We had to spend $100,000 just on testing. Everybody on the shoot had to get tested for coronavirus," added the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper.
She also spoke about the tiger and leopard featured in the video, "We didn't film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic. We spliced those scenes together."
Page Six reported that the video made waves when it was released earlier this month, even sparking backlash about its use of exotic animals with 'Tiger King" star Carole Baskin warning that it was a "terrible message" and "harmful to big cats."
Cardi said, "I'm not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that's just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your goddamn husband."
The 'I like it' rapper explained, "I've been really surprised by the reaction, honestly. I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn't know it was going to be so controversial."