September 22 is the last official day of summer and technically the end of Hot Girl Summer—the movement for gals and guys (Hot Boy Summer!) focused on being unapologetically themselves, living their best lives and “hyping up their friends” during the year’s hottest months.
Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s now-mega-viral catchphrase originated from her song “Hot Girl” in 2018 before fans started quoting her “real hot girl shit” lyric from her 2019 Fever track “Cash Shit.” The catchy slogan quickly became an inescapable motto of the summer, so much so that Megan Thee Stallion decided this summer to release a “Hot Girl Summer” song featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign to capitalize on the phrase’s unwavering popularity. Talk about impact.
Thousands of Instagram captions and one song dedicated to the HGS theme later, everyone wants to be a hot girl or hot boy. Unfortunately, Hot Girl Summer can really only exist between the months of June and September, but luckily for all of us, a new movement is on the rise: Hot Nerd Fall. On the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet, Megan Thee Stallion declared that Hot Nerd Fall is what’s next.