Megan Thee Stallion has long been calling herself a "Hot Girl," having cut a 2018 song of the same name. The following year, she coined the variant "hot girl summer" to tie in with the season. The phrase, a call to live your life in a confident and unapologetic way, went viral on social media and subsequently became a meme.
Meanwhile, the track "Cash S---
," in which the Texan rapper refers to herself as "thee hot girl," was rising up the charts. On July 17, 2019, Megan took to Twitter to clarify what being a Hot Girl is about:Being a Hot Girl is about being unapologetically YOU, having fun, being confident, living YOUR truth , being the life of the party etc.
The next logical step was to record an official anthem for living the best life, so Megan tweeted on July 18, 2019:I feel like it's only right I drop a hot girl summer song before the summer is over
The explosive track was released on August 9, 2019.