Examples of hot girl summer
Examples of hot girl summer
Where does hot girl summer come from?
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Summer 2019 may be forever remembered as hot girl summer. For the phrase, we can thank Megan Thee Stallion, a rapper and university student in Houston, Texas. While the phrase hot girl summer can be found in a variety of one-off instances on social media in the early 2010s, Stallion herself tweeted the phrase as early as April 14, 2018:
This abt to be a REAL HOT GIRL SUMMER🔥🤘🏽
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) April 14, 2018
For her debut mixtape Fever, Stallion created an alter ego, Hot Girl Meg. Through 2018 leading up to the mixtape release on May 17, 2019, Stallion used variations on the phrase hot girl on social media, notably on her album artwork and account handles. She also features hot girl in her lyrics to her Fever track “Cash Shit,” which begins:
Real hot girl shit
Yeah, I’m in my bag, but I’m in his too
And that’s why every time you see me, I got some new shoes
Fans took note of Stallion’s hot girl and hot girl summer as early as 2018, but hot girl summer went viral in May 2019. First, her audience used the phrase in excitement about Fever’s release (i.e., it’s going to be the summer where Hot Girl Meg’s music is a smash hit). Then, people, especially women, used the phrase in captions of selfies where they feel confident, stylish, and beautiful (i.e., being a hot girl in the summer).
I heard it’s a hot girl summer 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/SsL6ocw4ha
— ⚡️triker (@sweetliketeaaa) May 19, 2019
But, hot girl summer is about more than just a summery selfies. As Stallion said in an interview with The Root published in June 2019, hot girl summer is “about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up their friends, doing you.” By the time summer actually started, hot girl summer was already on fire.
Who uses hot girl summer?
While it often involves women posting selfies, hot girl summer is inclusive. Everyone can have a hot girl summer, whether you’re a man, woman, nonbinary, single, in a relationship, etc. It’s all about having a vivacious, self-confident attitude.
hot girl summer : a season of being unapologetic in your glow , securing your own bags , being in your bag , embracing the body you have , laughing more , living more , and doing the dam thing while feeling dam good 💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️
— 𝕘𝕒𝕪 𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕗𝕗 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕤𝕒𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕧𝕒 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 (@artsygalnish) June 25, 2019
Flattering selfies posted on Twitter and Instagram are one of the definitive ways to show that you’re having a hot girl summer. Even celebrities like Jordyn Woods and singers Chloe X Halle have posted selfies with the caption hot girl summer.
There are also many humorous riffs on the meme, as is ever true of the internet. Jokes often center on how someone’s isn’t having a perfect hot girl summer.
It’s gon be a hot girl summer, spring, fall, and winter if we don’t save this planet. pic.twitter.com/ynA9Gyusej
— #AlexSZN (@OG_Alex_D) May 25, 2019
u know what frankly I am not having a very hot girl summer. unless by hot you mean sweaty bc actually now that you mention it I have been very sweaty
— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) July 7, 2019