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We have no doubt that the artists and attendees at this year’s Coachella had a wild time when the California festival kicked off last weekend – but we think individuals censoring the show for Chinese audiences on the app WeChat had a little less fun.
More specifically, the censors struggled to keep up with dancers performing alongside rapper Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) in silver outfits, with a black bar whizzing across the screen in a frenzied attempt to cover the racy costumes.
The unintentionally hilarious scenes were shared to Twitter by Manya Koetse, editor of the Chinese social trends website What’s On Weibo.
She wrote in a thread on Sunday: “Coachella is also being live streamed via WeChat. Apparently, this performance not only made censors sweat; everyone was also joking that they’re singing a song about Shanghai Puxi District.”
The joke about Puxi came as Megan performed the controversial track “WAP”, which stands for ‘wet-a** p****’.
The joke being that Puxi sounds like the explicit word sung by the rapper in the song.