By now, we all know what "WAP" stands for, so it's pretty hard to believe that the R-rated video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's Hot 100-topping collaboration drew inspiration from a G-rated source.
A new "Vevo Footnotes" clip on Thursday (Oct. 29) gives a look into the making of "WAP," and the music video's director Colin Tilley shared that he's "a big Tim Burton fan, I would say I’m always inspired by childhood books, Dr. Suess, etc.” The characteristically distorted styles of the childhood favorites can be seen in the gaudy, funhouse-esque nature of the mansion Cardi and Meg explore in the video.
The footnotes also reveal how Cardi B decided on that final, infectious hook--and turns out, she didn't really like it at first. "I just had like an original hook to ‘WAP’ and I didn’t really like it," she shared. "I sent it to some female artists to see if they could do the hook, they couldn’t really do it and I started playing around again with the hook and was like, 'You know what? I’m just going to keep it like that.'"