A bride has sparked viral attention after she shared a video of an unusual dance from her big day.
Steph Smith posted the video on TikTok a week ago of the moment she took to the dancefloor on her big day to dance to the 2020 hit “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
With over 620,000 views the caption read: “When your girls request you do the WAP at your wedding… you do not disappoint.”
Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021. With an inlay stock image of a bride dancing in a crowd at her wedding. The internet is obsessed with a bride’s stand-out performance of the hit “WAP” at her wedding.
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In the video, Smith proceeds to do an absolutely fantastic routine to the well-known song, much to the delight of TikTok viewers who headed to the comments to share their reactions.
One user wrote “Get it girl,” while another said: “Best thing I have seen! You go girl!”
The Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hit is famed for the acronym “Wet A** P****” and quickly climbed the Billboard charts back in 2020. But it also received some criticism, mostly from conservative voices, as a result of the vivid descriptions of female pleasure and anatomy.
Well-documented critic of the hit, Ben Shapiro even doubled down on his criticism in August when he shared a video on Twitter slamming the song. But fans of the hit were not impressed, with one Twitter user replying: “The only person still thinking frequently about the ‘WAP’ song is Ben Shapiro,” while another said: “Ben Shapiro’s obsession with ‘WAP’ will never not be funny.”
Despite the song’s provocative and in some places R-rated lyrics, the bride appeared to be having a fantastic time, and viewers of the video hailed her for the stand-out dance.
“This is amazing I love it,” said one reply, while another said: “Girl you slayed that in a wedding dress.”
Owner and event coordinator of Everhart Gathering Place Danielle McWilliams told Newsweek: “I can’t say we’ve ever had something quite as entertaining as the ‘WAP’ video, but we have seen an uptick of performative dances by the couple or the wedding party. The majority of performance-based dances come from the bride and groom, and they are typically done during the grand entrance into the reception. Most of our couples keep their first dance more classic. They may have something choreographed, but it’s usually something personal and romantic and less performative.”
Other TikTokers joked about the reactions of in-laws and grandparents, which Smith laughed off and said: “Hahahah aw yeah girl my grandmother was standing there mortified.. more about the fact I was rolling around in the dirt in my wedding dress.”
“Loved everything about this,” said another viewer of the now-viral video.
“When it comes to traditional dances, we are seeing more creativity, fun, and planning during the parent/child dances than the couple’s first dance,” said McWilliams. “I think it’s a fun way to get the parent that is often not as included during the planning process involved in a fun and personal way.
“The guests at Everhart Gathering Place love it when there is a choreographed, special dance. It absolutely adds to the wedding. People are so used to the expected and traditional elements that anytime you can surprise them with something out of the ordinary, they love it,” said the wedding expert.
Newsweek has reached out to Steph Smith for comment.