'Hot Girl Summer': How Megan Thee Stallion coined one of Internet's hottest terms ever
Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album ‘Good News’ is all set to hit the Internet on November 20, 2020, and we are sure it is stacked with bangers which is not a new thing for the Houston rapper. The American female emcee has been making a lot of noise in the hip-hop game for the last two years but it was in 2019 when everybody started noticing her skills. Thanks to her hit single ‘Hot Girl Summer’ featuring hip-hop stalwarts Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign on the guest verses, which made Megan the newest hottest emcee in the game.
The track was released in July 2019 and it became an instant hit with the audience. The catchy number debuted and peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and on Billboard's Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, it became Megan Thee Stallion's first number one, Minaj's eighth, and Ty Dolla $ign's third top single. However, not many are aware but there is an interesting story of how Megan came up with the term ‘hot girl summer’ which later became one of the most viral trends of 2019. Read further to enlighten yourself.
How Megan Thee Stallion coined the term ‘Hot Girl Summer?’
The origin of the term ‘hot girl summer’ can be traced back to Megan’s 2019 mixtape ‘Fever’ wherein the covert of the album included the line, “She’s thee hot girl and she’s bringing thee heat,” and interestingly, the female emcee’s Twitter name is called “Hot Girl Meg,” as reported by LA Times. The line also features on the song “Cash S**t” where the rapper calls herself “thee hot girl.” She had first teased the song in a tweet on July 18, 2019, stating “I feel like it’s only right I drop a hot girl summer song before the summer is over.”
I feel like it’s only right I drop a hot girl summer song before the summer is over— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 18, 2019
However, the 25-year-old rapper had also explained the meaning of ‘hot girl summer’ in a tweet which she posted a day before as the term was gradually getting a lot of attention on the Internet. “Being a Hot Girl is about being unapologetically YOU, having fun, being confident, living YOUR truth, being the life of the party etc.”
Being a Hot Girl is about being unapologetically YOU, having fun, being confident,living YOUR truth , being the life of the party etc— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 17, 2019
How did the term ‘Hot Girl Summer’ go viral?
The term was soon picked by celebrities. From Tom Hanks to Miley Cyrus and Jada Pinkett Smith, all gave a shout out to the term by incorporating the words ‘hot girl summer’ in their respective social media posts. The newly-coined term by Megan Thee Stallion was then also used worldwide by a lot of brands as they tried to capitalize on the new trend in order to beat the competition. From clothing brands to make-up brands, from apps to food outlets and from dance cover videos to memes, ‘hot girl summer’ was everywhere. According to Vox, Megan Thee Stallion in an interview with the Root had explained the viral term as well, saying, “It’s just basically about women and men just being unapologetically them, just having a good-a** time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got to say about it. You definitely have to be a person that can be the life of the party, and, y’know, just a bad bi**h.”