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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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262Comments
Dec 27, 2012 7:51AM
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I have no idea who this idiot is, but the article states that he is a "rapper".  That pretty much explains the whole situation--as well as the fact that it is somehow acceptable for his quoted "lyric" to include the "n" word.
Dec 27, 2012 7:49AM
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He's a wrapper --need we say more ? Typical of this type individual .
Dec 27, 2012 7:45AM
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This guy never went to school and if he did he never learned the basics. Sometimes idiots do open mouth and put foot in - uh oh I need to be compensated for that saying too !!! If Disco actually died - then why can't rap/hip-hop die. We need to bring back the music and the easy way is to stop using this crap in TV and movies. We all know that we mute it anyway and skip that part of the show as it never fits and is just ear assulting noise. Uh oh - now we have to charge them with assult !!!Does anyone get the absurdity of this ???
Dec 27, 2012 7:44AM
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i think yall takin this too serious.
Dec 27, 2012 7:42AM
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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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