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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
Dec 26, 2012 6:51PM
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If he didn't have it copyrighted, he doesn't have an argument.  That's the way it goes.  You can't blame them for you being ignorant.
Dec 26, 2012 6:38PM
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Well, at least now I have someone to blame for that stupid **** motto.  I've always hated that phrase and now I'll always associate it with Drake's ugly **** mug.
Dec 26, 2012 6:37PM
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stop crying, everyone makes up some kind of crappy saying in there life.get over it .
Dec 26, 2012 6:32PM
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