"WAP" is everywhere.
There are endless Tik Tok memes about it; there are already parodies and mash-ups. Everyone from Ben Schapiro to Carole Baskin have commented on the song, and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's voices are everywhere.
Even Phantom Of The Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is in on the action.
ban tiktok immediately https://t.co/EH8REUAbfn— G (@G) 1598621806.0
The beginning of the video sees Webber dancing to the bop, whereas the second half shows him striking the iconic organ chords from the opening number and from the title song of Phantom Of The Opera.
Somehow, it's both amazing and is making everybody extremely uncomfortable.
@oneofthosefaces Wet Ass Phantom of the Opera https://t.co/w1Bs7LQrfd— Daniel (@Daniel) 1598635564.0
@oneofthosefaces idk why but the idea of ALW listening to WAP makes me uncomfortable— biscooti cookie (@biscooti cookie) 1598638387.0
@oneofthosefaces Nah, this is great actually unlike 98% of tik tok— *** (@***) 1598872609.0
The video went viral almost immediately, and has already amassed some parody videos.
The original video has been shared over 27,000 times.
my favourite alina sp... phantom of the wapera https://t.co/NWtW3AQNZG— ruth 💫 (@ruth 💫) 1598457756.0
@oneofthosefaces i think he’s onto smth https://t.co/ZHlFSmapDB— ✨ 💕 🥺 💕 ✨ (@✨ 💕 🥺 💕 ✨) 1598662441.0
@oneofthosefaces Wait a minute, this just made me start a TikTok account 🤣What the hell was in that corona virus v… https://t.co/AR7nN48mjB— Kisswithah 👊🏾 (@Kisswithah 👊🏾) 1598633935.0
i did not have “andrew lloyd weber makes a tiktok of himself dancing to WAP and titles it phantom of the WAPera” on… https://t.co/hNhXVWf7hg— hannah (@hannah) 1598664346.0
@oneofthosefaces this video is pure evil— comrade ella🧚🏻♀️ (@comrade ella🧚🏻♀️) 1598646859.0
Webber, who also composed beloved shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Cats, has yet to try making a WAP-mashup with any of those shows.
@oneofthosefaces @MartyBoi91 This is basically 2020— Mateó 🤴🏾🐝 (@Mateó 🤴🏾🐝) 1598633642.0
@oneofthosefaces I- need more.— Ti (@Ti) 1598665212.0
@oneofthosefaces And it’s kinda snap https://t.co/Uttyi73dLM— "Mʏ ғᴀɪᴛʜ ɪs ɢʀᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴍʏ ғᴇᴀʀ" ~ Mᴇɢʜᴀɴ Mᴀʀᴋʟᴇ (@"Mʏ ғᴀɪᴛʜ ɪs ɢʀᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴍʏ ғᴇᴀʀ" ~ Mᴇɢʜᴀɴ Mᴀʀᴋʟᴇ) 1598643960.0
Phantom Of The Opera ran from 1986-2020 on the West End, and is still in its original Broadway run in NYC, though technically the show is still dark due to the ongoing pandemic.
When it reopens, we are sure the actors will take the lessons of Phantom Of The WAPera on stage with them.