Drake is calling out Macy’s and Walgreens for using “YOLO,” which stands for “you only live once,” on their products, Billboard can confirm.
The rapper, who made “YOLO” popular with the single above, called “The Motto,” a collaboration with Lil Wayne and Tyga, posted photos of the “offending” products and a veiled threat that the two stores should pay him for the rights to use “YOLO.”
He’s since deleted the tweets.
“Walgreens....you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,” Drake wrote in the caption to a photo of fitted caps with “YOLO.”
“Macy's... same goes for you,” he added in the caption to another photo, of a tee with Snoopy and Charlie Brown on it.
Technically though, Drake does not own the rights to “YOLO,” which would explain why everyone is talking about his tweets right now.
Really.....when have any of these idiot come up with an original idea. You come up with a stage name, ripped off from someone else, try to imitate another rapper's style and claim that your "music" is art. You have been ripping off real artists for years.
Comment #2.1 by: dml on 27 Dec 2012, 15:56 GMT
This is one of those comments that you see, where you realize that the person making the comment has NO IDEA what their talking about. The first mistake you made is saying drake ripped of his stage name. His real name is Aubrey Drake Graham. And Excatly what rapper did he steal his style from?!?!?!?! And also I never heard the term "yolo" until drake and wayne did it.....so wouldnt that be concidered an original idea?!?!?!? Why dont you just call it what it is.....you dont like drake, and you might as well throw on that T shirt that says "HATER" on it too. lmao.
Comment #2.2 by: bring'em 2 d-light on 27 Dec 2012, 16:18 GMT
read this and let me know if you still think you know what you are talking about
Comment #2.3 by: Metalboy on 23 Jul 2013, 20:32 GMT
i cannot * believe u ppl think drake invented it it was the band SUICIDE SILENCE they did it b4 him and he decides to copy it and jus becuz SS is deathcore and less known does not mean u should discredit them drake all i can say is please give SS the credit they deserves i mean their frontman died and u continue using something they came up with
The thing is that, WHY WOULD THEY USE "YOLO" if they never used it before DRAKE did and made it popular? Its like they wait for other people to make something popular just to use on their products and sell more all because a major star like DRAKE that started the phrase "YOLO". I would put them on blast too if it were me, same goes for any other company. "IJS".
Comment #7.1 by: DuCal on 27 Dec 2012, 15:44 GMT
Yolo is a color variation of yellow and has been for about 65 years..... So your stupid.
Comment #7.2 by: victor on 27 Dec 2012, 16:04 GMT
@DuCal "...so you're stupid". It works better to call someone stupid if you look intelligent yourself.
Comment #7.3 by: yolo on 28 Jan 2013, 23:58 GMT
Comment #7.4 by: Kim on 28 Mar 2013, 10:59 GMT
All you sound ignorant and stupid YOLO is a restaurant named in Florida drake did not come up with the term so don't be talking if you do not have the facts stated .
the restaurant "YOLO" opened in Ft Lauderdale in 2008, seems Drake, Lil Wayne et al OWE THEM BIG $$ and an EVEN BIGGER APOLOGY, * ARROGANT fool; if he got educated, he might learn a few things instead of being a TOOL
Comment #17.1 by: Metalboy on 23 Jul 2013, 20:32 GMT
Drake and all these thug hip-hop/rap psuedo artists are so self-absorbed they actually believe that they created something new. Wake up Drake! Contrary to your warped thinking, the world does not really revolve around you. Yo! Stupid, white suburbia idiots. Quit buying their product. There is no musical value to what they put out and you're making these clowns millions. Wise up Aholes!
The world is capitalizing on "our" culture. The current pop culture is urban/r&b and Hip Hop. As much as these same major companies were demeaning hip hop, they use it to sell everything because it's what is and has been and probably will be trending for years to come. However, either you are with us or not and if not stop using the slogans of these artists to make your wallet fatter and you aren't even investing back into the communities that really understand and comprehend this genre.
Quit crying DRAKE!!! If you didn't want people using your motto, then you should've pattened it. Cash Money didn't cry like you when EVERYBODY started using thier motto of "Bling Bling"!!! Just ask your boss Lil Wayne.
YOLO, OMGTIST, IMO that is: these and other commonly used acronyms only sound like all well used phrase replacements used on Twitter and texting that just evolve; no differences, no right to a claim of originality or ownership. GR (get real), and enjoy your 15 minutes, YOLO. (Perhaps even buy some of the products to remind you of whatever 'fame' you might experience.