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Megan Thee Stallion Files Trademark For Signature ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Phrase

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion wants us all to have a Hot Girl/Boy Summer, but she’s here to get her coins too.

According to Billboard, Megan Thee Stallion began the process of trademarking “Hot Girl Summer.” The phrase has become a viral internet craze and has been spreading throughout pop culture over the last several months. Thanks in part to Megan’s “Hotties” fanbase, “Hot Girl Summer” has been used across memes, trending topics, battles of the sexes, Instagram captions, and more.

Fans began to put pressure on the Houston rapper to trademark the phrase once corporate brands like Forever 21 and even Wendy’s were seen using it for promotional purposes.

Even other celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith and Jordyn Woods have posed for photos using the “hot girl summer” caption. The move usually gets a stamp of approval from Queen Hot Girl Meg herself with a retweet or a repost, continuing to promote the self-empowering female movement.

The trademark was filed on July 10, Billboard said, the same day that Megan assured a fan on Twitter that a trademark was on its way.

The 24-year-old “Fever” rapper has used her platform both on social media and in live interviews to explain what exactly “hot girl summer” is all about.

“It’s basically about women, and men, just being unapologetically them, having a good ass time. Hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn what nobody got to say about it,” Megan told The Root on the 2019 BET Awards red carpet. “You definitely have to be a person that can be the life of the party. And just a bad b*tch.”

Megan has been teasing a “Hot Girl Summer” anthem in the making, and last Friday dropped a hot girl summer playlist on Spotify. The playlist was made just a day after Atlanta rapper Future announced a “Hot Boy Summer” playlist. In response to the internet deeming him “Captain of the Hot Boys” (and even the City Boys) for his nonchalant attitude towards women in his music … and in real life.

Hopefully, Megan will have more luck than Cardi B did when she attempted to trademark her signature phrase “Okurrr.” The application was denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.