It is safe to say rapper Megan Thee Stallion officially owns the phrase ‘Hot Girl Summer’ as she has been successful in filing for the trademark.
Megan said that she created the phrase but didn’t think to claim ownership of it initially. However, when she saw big companies using her creation in marketing, she had to do something.
“I just wanted to get it trademarked because it’s me.”— Megan Thee Stallion
“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’,” she said.
Megan also said that she wanted to trademark the creation because it represents her.
“I just wanted to get it trademarked because it’s me. It’s my thing,” she said.
In addition to ‘Hot Girl Summer’, Megan now owns other phrases like ‘Hot Nerd Shit and ‘Hot Girl Semester’.
— Written by Shania Hanchard