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Drake calls out Walgreen and Macy's for using 'YOLO'
By Erika Ramirez, N.Y., Billboard

While perusing the aisles of Macy's and Walgreen early Christmas, Drake called out the stores for their items with the motto "YOLO" printed on them.

"Walgreens....you gotta either chill or cut the cheque," Drake wrote under a photo of fitted hats with the abbreviation printed on.

"Macy's...same goes for you," Drake wrote right after, alongside a photo of a Charlie Brown and Snoopy shirt with the words "Yolo is my motto."

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Drake didn't necessarily invent "YOLO," which stands for "You only live once," but it's safe to say that he popularized the acronym (which appears in his song "The Motto").

Drake first mentioned the phrase on November 2011, when he announced the release of a collaborative mixtape with Rick Ross. Later in the month, he released the "Take Care" bonus track titled "The Motto," where he claims "YOLO" as his own, rapping, "You only live once/that's the motto, n---a, YOLO."

The single cracked the Top 20 of the Hot 100 in 2012.

 

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261Comments
Jan 1, 2013 2:40PM
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What an idiot. Check out gadventures website. They offer YOLO adventure tours geared towards 18-30 age group, they've been doing it before I even heard of this fool.
Jan 1, 2013 2:19PM
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Here's what to tell Drake: "YOLO, You Obviously Lack Originality".
Jan 1, 2013 9:09AM
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So this **** is to blame for the ignorant, cliche pop-culture reference...  Can he be fined for making today's youth more ignorant?
Dec 31, 2012 1:34AM
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dudes rich as can be already. macys and walgreens are obviously fans of ur music u greedy jerk. drake just needs to jump off his golden pedistool and realize that being a millionare is enough, rappers are never gonna be become "billionares" if thats what hes aiming for.
Dec 28, 2012 1:32PM
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Who really cares!!! Give me a break guy!!!! Thye letters y o l o dont belong to anyone. People just have to make fools of themselves saying or demanding stupid things. So what if it was in your song. Did you copyright it , nit belong to someone before you used it.. REALLY!
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