Labour Day has passed and school is back in session, but thanks to Megan Thee Stallion, it still feels like summer. As promised, the rapper is extending the summer season by dropping the highly anticipated music video for her breakout hit “Hot Girl Summer” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign and no surprise, the video is super hot.
Directed by Munachi Osegbu, the video opens with comedian Jaimesha Thomas recreating her hot girl summer meme that went viral earlier this year, cowboy hat and sore knees included. Receiving an invite to a hot girl party, Thomas arrives and has her jean shorts and long-sleeved shirt magically turned into a neon green bikini, a better fit for the pool party which features lots of beautiful women and not much clothing. Megan Thee Stallion takes turns rapping in front of a white plastic horse with Ty Dolla $ign and lounging on pool chairs with Nicki Minaj as she delivers her verses from the breakthrough single. Hot.
The new video also includes appearances from French Montana and Juicy J, who appear to be the only two men in addition to Ty Dolla $ign that received an invite to the hot girl pool party. Minaj’s fiance Kenneth Petty also makes a brief appearance, with Minaj straddling her partner on a pool chair in one scene. Musicians Rico Nasty and Ari Lennox also hit up the poolside hang and Lala Anthony pops by, playing a reporter delivering the news on the hot girl summer. According to Anthony, the women have won the summer. We’ll take it.
Explaining the non-gendered term in July, the Houston rapper tweeted that hot girl summer is a self-empowerment motto.
Being a Hot Girl is about being unapologetically YOU, having fun, being confident,living YOUR truth , being the life of the party etc
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 17, 2019
Meghan Thee Stallion’s catch-all term has inspired several fans and celebrities to post their own pics and videos, with Miley Cyrus seemingly announcing the beginning of the end with husband Liam Hemsworth and revealing her relationship with Kaitlyn Carter in her own hot girl summer post.
Model Jordyn Woods had the ultimate hot girl summer moment, posting a pic with Thee Stallion herself. Fall, you’ve been warned; we won’t be needing your service until next year.