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‘Wet Ass Puxi’: China’s censorship of Megan Thee Stallion’s Coachella performance goes awry

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  • Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” at Coachella on April 16 was streamed on WeChat by Chinese viewers after the music festival was banned from airing in the country.
  • The platform’s censorship attempt went viral on social media as a small black censor bar did little to block any part of Megan’s fast-paced performance.
  • WeChat users also began writing out the lyrics to “WAP,” or “Wet Ass P*ssy.”
  • Some translated the title of the song to “Wet ass Puxi,” referring to the Shanghai Puxi district currently under lockdown.

Chinese social media users hoping to watch Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” at this year’s Coachella Music Festival were met with the unsuccessful censoring of some of the more risqué choreography.

While Saturday’s performance could be streamed live on YouTube in many countries, the festival was banned from being broadcast in China. Chinese social media users bypassed the restrictions by streaming the performances illegally on the popular messaging platform WeChat.

2NE1 surprises Coachella 2022 with thrilling reunion performance

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  • 2NE1 made waves at Coachella 2022 with a surprise reunion as part of 88Rising’s “Head in the Clouds Forever” set on Saturday.
  • Bom, Dara and Minzy joined their former group mate CL onstage and performed their 2011 hit "I Am the Best."
  • The quartet, which disbanded in 2016, last performed together at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2015.
  • 88rising's lineup for this year’s festival included artists such as South Korean singer Bibi, Hong Kong hip-hop star Jackson Wang, Indonesian artists Warren Hue, Niki and Rich Brian, Thai rapper Milli and Japanese American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.

South Korean super girl group 2NE1 treated fans to a surprise reunion performance to wrap up 88Rising’s “Head in the Clouds Forever” set at Coachella 2022 on Saturday.

Cheers from an elated crowd greeted Bom, Dara and Minzy when they appeared onstage after CL completed her solo set, which included performances of the single “Spicy” from her latest album “Alpha,” as well as her 2015 single “Hello Bitches.” The quartet performed their 2011 hit “I Am the Best.” 

16 Asian artists set to own the stage at Coachella 2022 — Listen to them now

Coachella 2022 Asian Artists Lineup

Coachella is finally back! Here’s a list of all the Asian artists performing at one of the world’s biggest music festivals.

After two years of cancellations and delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to return this month. The festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, for two weekends: April 15-17 and April 22-24.