Megan Thee Stallion officially owns the term “hot girl summer” popularized by her unapologetic music.
An application for the trademark was submitted earlier this summer. As her music took off so did the phrase.
During an interview with Allure Magazine, Megan Thee Stallion shared her thoughts on brands using “Hot Girl Summer” for their own gain without any acknowledgment towards her or her music.
“I really didn’t even know that it was gonna catch on how it did,” she said. “It was just me talking sh*t, telling everybody I was gonna be me for the summer, and they should be them too, like as free as they can be. When I saw Wendy’s and Forever 21 saying, ‘Hey, are you having a Hot Girl Summer?’ I was like, ‘Hell no, Forever 21, you’re going to have to pay me.’ But I just wanted to get it trademarked because it’s me. It’s my thing.”
Now, her desire to officially license her catchphrase has come true. The Houston rapper visited The Neighborhood Talk where she shares her trademark application received approval.
Megan Thee Stallion says she was able to get her trademark request for “Hot Girl Summer” approved. She can now capitalize off of the phrase. ? pic.twitter.com/TWGw7AXjDN
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