The Best Style Moments from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's New 'WAP' Music Video
When Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released their new single "WAP" on Friday morning, fans had plenty to talk about. From the NSFW lyrics to Kylie Jenner's surprise cameo in the corresponding music video, this highly anticipated rap collaboration nearly broke the Internet.
But the buzziest bit of all? The looks! (Although it's no surprise, considering the now-iconic cover art depicts the rappers posing back-to-back with their hair intertwined in sky-high '90s-inspired updos.)
Throughout the "WAP" music video, Cardi and Megan rock coordinating swimsuits, Mugler corsets, animal print bodysuits, fishnet tights and more — a collaborative effort by Cardi's stylist Kollin Carter and Megan's stylist EJ King.
"Incorporating sexuality into fashion was a fun moment to create with [Carter] and the girls," King tells PEOPLE. "From the snake cut out moments that Bryan Hearns did, to the purple Mugler look that had the top of the butt cut out of Megan's look...we both were able to push the envelope just enough and still make it very classy and tasteful."
Below, we broke down the must-see style moments from the viral video, which King says were inspired by a fantasy island "where anything is possible."
The music video opens with the rap duo wearing Nicolas Jebran off-the-shoulder bodysuits with long trains dragging behind them and opera gloves embellished with feathers. Both donned matching pumps and the same top-heavy hairstyle shown in the cover art.
"Working with Cardi B and Megan on this video was pure pleasure. Kollin and EJ gave me total control when designing these outfits for the girls," Jebran says. "It's always so much fun seeing my creations come to life in such a pop-culture moment."
Despite Megan revealing on Instagram Live that Cardi was “scared as hell” while filming this epic scene, both stars looked totally unphased and confident inside the snake pit wearing custom lingerie sets by Bryan Hearns. The army green and mustard yellow pieces feature molded snake leather bras and sexy cage corsets.
"I've been working with Cardi and Kollin for a few years now, and just recently started working with Megan and EJ," Hearns explains. "It's exciting to be able to see two amazing female rappers come together and create such an iconic song. I'm happy I was able to create them both a look and be apart of the creative process!"
King says filming the unforgettable scene was his favorite on set moment because it was "funny and pretty dope" to see the rappers "conquer their fears and interact with the animals."
Cardi and Megan nailed some provocative choreography in custom Mugler outfits composed of a corset bodice, mesh tights and sleeves and attached over-the-knee boots. The "WAP" artists also switched up their glam for this scene with pastel-toned wigs that match the whimsical backdrop.
The pair also showed off their moves in a shallow pool of water wearing black bodysuits by LA-based latex brand Venus Prototype Latex teamed with knee pads and plenty of sexy fishnet.
Megan gave us major Queen of Versailles vibes in this custom Zigman white tiger print garment and stripped wig, rapping her verse in a room adorned with the same black-and-white pattern.
One of the most surprising moments came midway through the video when Jenner struts down a zig-zag hallway in head-t0-toe cheetah print — a custom look by Rey Ortiz, which features gloves, over-the-knee boots, a long train and a risqué cut-out. The beauty mogul kept her accessories super simple, wearing only small diamond studs, so her signature curves could steal the show.
Jenner's famous friend, Grammy-winning singer Rosalía, also made a brief appearance in the music video. For her look, Carter and King again called on Venus Prototype Latex to create a show-stopping red ensemble with shoulder pads and attached platform boots.
Next up? Normani! The "Motivation" singer was spotted near the end of the clip wearing a houndstooth bustier and hot pants set by Venus Prototype Latex, paired with lace-up sandals, a matching beret and gloves. As several social media users pointed out, the adorable look is seemingly inspired by an old photo of Naomi Campbell modeling Alaïa's 1991 Tati collection.
Reflecting on the experience of outfitting some of Hollywood's most powerful women in an Instagram post, King said, "I’m super excited about this moment that both ladies got to meet and create this magic."
He continued: "Thank u @iamcardib ur whole team is so dope!!! @kollincarter we did it yo! Working with u on this was a great experience your work ethic and vision is dope!!! And this is what happens when Egos are put aside and a common goal is to make iconic moments much love and respect."
"And a shout out to all the amazing designers that pulled through late nights and Covid to make this happen!!!" King concluded, tagging several other creatives who worked on the music video.
It is so hard to really pinpoint my favorite look because they all kind of represents something different," the celeb stylist tells PEOPLE, adding, "Each designer executed so beautifully!"