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."
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.
Bottom line, does Drake own a trademark, or patent for YOLO? NO, so he needs to just let it rest.
BUT, unfortunately, him, and others like him seem to live in this parallel universe to the rest of us. Where logic fails to exist, and only the whims of the inhabitants thrive.
Remember, this is a guy who feels bottle fights in a crowded club are acceptable behavior.
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