A Memory From a Happier Time: Hot Girl Homecoming is upon Us
Hot girl homecoming is advancing, and I expect everyone to be on their best (baddest) behavior
By Miranda Shapiro
**Editor’s note: This article was written before SUA announced that Megan Thee Stallion would no longer be performing. We decided to include it because we are all still collectively mourning.
I had been pestering my friend Julien for days now. He’s on the board of students who help organize the homecoming events, and his job is to secure the homecoming artist. A few weeks back, he posted an instagram story asking people for their suggestions, and to no one’s surprise, many people said Megan Thee Stallion.
I first started listening to her around March, but Megan really burst onto the scene this summer as her term “hot girl summer” went viral and created a movement all over social media. Megan is a proud “Houston Hottie,” and she attributes her love of rap to her mom who was a rapper back in the day. She has a style that makes people feel empowered—whenever her song “Cocky AF” would play, my friends and I would yell out the lyrics, “Look in the mirror I’m madly in love!” Her freestyles are astounding and paired with her amazing songs that earned her a spot on the 2019 XXL Freshmen List.
Needless to say, I did not expect the U of M to get her for homecoming—I mean, she’s everywhere. I’m only a sophomore, but from my impressions of last years’ homecoming and spring jam artist picks, I wasn’t getting my hopes up for this year.
So I went to class, sat down next to Julien, and he told me to check his instagram story. I jumped out of my chair in disbelief when his story had the announcement of the homecoming artist: Megan Thee Stallion. I had to sit through my lecture when all I wanted to do was blast “Big Ole Freak” through my headphones. As soon as my class was over, I texted all my friends one simple phrase: “Hot Girl Homecoming.”