An FCC spokesman confirmed that the group received complaints about Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s performance.
On Sunday, Megan thee Stallion and Cardi B performed their viral hit “W.A.P.,” to the delight (and dismay) of many. On Tuesday, an FCC spokesman officially confirmed to The Wrap that they received complaints in response to the performance.
“We can confirm that the FCC did receive consumer complaints regarding the Grammys performance,” the spokesman said. According to The Wrap, they did not say the exact number of complaints the FCC received, but did note that it was “an average amount for this type of event.”
Megan and Cardi notably changed many of the song’s original lyrics for the performance, but apparently the full experience wasn’t toned down enough.
The performance even became a topic of discussion on Fox News, when conservative pundit Candace Owens joined Tucker Carlson’s show to decry Megan and Cardi. She called the performance “an attack on American values and American tradition” and said Meg and Cardi were “actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque.”
Her appearance led to a messy (now deleted) Twitter spat between Owens and Cardi, each of whom threatened to sue after the dust-up.
The critiques (obviously) aren’t slowing either Cardi or Megan down. Meg took home three Grammy awards on Sunday–for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance–and Cardi recently made history as the first female rapper with an RIAA-certified diamond single.
Stay tuned for further updates.