Thirst Trap Thursday: Baddies in bikinis or less with Bebe Rexha, Gaga, Nicki Minaj and moreCame for the thirst, stayed cuz the traps
Congratulations, you’ve made it past hump day (aka Wednesday) and onto Thursday, which thanks to alliteration and Instagram is also known as #ThirstTrapThursday.
Now speaking directly to those of you who were adults the first time low rise jeans were a thing, according to Urban Dictionary, a thirst trap is a “sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media.” Some definitions argue that thirst traps are inherently attention-seeking, referring to a user's “thirst" as a colloquialism likening sexual frustration to dehydration. Or simply that the goal is to motivate likes and slides in the DM. To those people we say, ummm… yeah, and what about it?
Despite misconceptions, there’s nothing nonchalant about setting up a thirst trap, well unless you’re Megan Thee Stallion or Kylie Jenner, both of whom know there’s an art to creating a viral, jaw-dropping moment. Much thought goes into every take - the pose, the background, the wardrobe (or lack there of), the caption - everything must come together perfectly to entice what we’re ultimately all after - Thirst! Oh, and likes of course, duh.
While celebs don’t need or reserve any particular day of the week to share their thirst inducing pics with the masses, there’s something nice about devoting this particular day of the week to show off your assets (insert winky face emoji).
But since IG’s algorithm doesn’t even care what day it is when you see a pic on your feed, we’ll settle with simply using the day to present you with a collection, of what in our expert opinion are some of this weeks top tier thirst traps. And when we say week we of course mean starting the Friday right after through the following Thursday (also known as Today).
So without further ado, in no particular order - the traps have been set below.
1 Bebe Rexha
Bebe woke up…and chose to put on something sexy and post about it and for that we are thankful.
2 Nicki Minaj
In case you needed reminding the Nicki be the baddie B 🔥
3 Ava Max
Ava might be relaxing and recharging, but these bikini pics have a brain in overdrive.
4 Lady Gaga
It’s giving princess peach 🍑 😉
Oh you know… just Ashanti living her best life in a bikini, island hopping and looking fine.