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Should Drake Have a Monopoly on the YOLO Logo?

Fergie 2012/12/27 01:44:22
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You might be familiar with the YOLO acronym ("You Only Live Once"), thanks to Drake. The actor-turned-rapper popularized the term through his lyrics for the 2004 song "The Motto": "Now she want a photo, you already know though/ You only live once: that's the motto n***a, YOLO."

Although he made "YOLO" a popular expression, Drake didn't come up with it himself and it's unknown if he trademarked it or not. According to the Daily Mail UK, the acronym was coined by Adam Mesh -- a contestant on the third season of NBC's "Average Joe" reality show.

Despite this fact, Drake feels as if he owns the right to the YOLO logo, and called out both Macy's and Walgreens on Instagram for selling items with YOLO on them. In one comment he wrote, "Walgreens...you gotta either chill or cut the cheque." What do you think? Should Drake get royalties every time YOLO is used? Or is he the one that needs to chill?

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK reports:
The 26-year-old recording artist, who reportedly has a net worth of $25 million, posted two images online depicting clothing emblazoned with the acronym YOLO and called on Walgreen's and Macy's to cut him a check.
online depicting clothing emblazoned acronym yolo walgreens macys cut check

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  • dog 2013/01/16 02:39:21
    Yes
    dog
    +1
    Here's a new for him GFYS(Go Fuc# Your Self)
  • persuasiontothenations 2013/01/05 02:19:08
  • Its Me, Joel 2013/01/01 01:31:52
    No
    Its Me, Joel
    And Ozzy (& other Black Sabith Members) should get paid every time someone shows devil's horns at a concert???
  • KateLenn 2012/12/31 05:23:38
    No
    KateLenn
    ??? He thinks a lot of himself. He also thinks he is an original. ??? Whatever
  • democoach KateLenn 2013/03/01 20:43:20
    democoach
    he's a


  • Ramón 2012/12/31 04:11:02
    No
    Ramón
    YoNo.
  • katie 2012/12/30 17:19:30
    No
    katie
    before drake said YOLO did everyone think they lived2 or something??
  • barby k... katie 2012/12/31 03:10:32
    barby karring
    "????"
  • katie barby k... 2013/01/03 22:06:49
    katie
    +1
    i said before drake said YOLO did people think they lived twice
  • barby k... katie 2013/01/03 23:07:15
    barby karring
    O' I get it lol :)
  • Ruby De... katie 2012/12/31 03:21:33
  • katie Ruby De... 2013/01/03 22:07:00
    katie
    +1
    touche!
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2012/12/30 11:42:25
    No
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    There needs to be a undecided on here because 1: no he shouldn't get paid for this idiotic "motto" that stupids use. 2: If he was to get paid for it, they should charge people that use it on facebook, twitter, ect for copyrights so we don't see people using it all the time!

    While they are at it, start charging people for saying swag!
  • Resp 2012/12/30 07:46:59
    No
    Resp
    Maybe Drake should get a monopoly on the term "YOYO". Because he is up and down.
  • Buoyant Leadraft 2012/12/30 04:00:16
    No
    Buoyant Leadraft
    +2
    Never even heard of the low life thug pimp. He looks like a walking STD and sleaze bag.
  • scott 2012/12/30 03:22:54
    No
    scott
    +1
    Maybe he should have to pay Sir Frances Drake for the use of his name or Drake University
  • tharealbigjc 2012/12/30 02:59:55
  • Dark Dr... thareal... 2012/12/30 11:45:44
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    +2
    LOL when you sound that out it sounds like this xD
    I'd love to use that motto on all the yolo swag users xD
  • calvin236 2012/12/30 02:33:46
    No
    calvin236
    I don't use it very often, but i don't think with how many people use it on a daily basis, one artist should be able to monopolize on something like this. If he wins, he will be able to make millions off various companies using the term.
  • joe.bessler 2012/12/30 01:29:35
    Yes
    joe.bessler
    2pac said it first just sayin. Not the yolo particular but "you only live once"
  • Carlo 2012/12/29 22:02:58
    Yes
    Carlo
    Yes this country was founded on monopoly. Fergie its still weak and getting weaker.
  • CWOO10 - PWCM 2012/12/29 17:44:53
    No
    CWOO10 - PWCM
    IF it is true that it was used before he used it in his song, this is considered "Prior Art" and would not be subject to any Trademark or Patent claim. He can try, but once the proof is made available, it will be thrown out immediately.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/12/29 16:44:26
    Yes
    TimothyBrianFoley
    he already has one making money off of this
  • Matt 2012/12/29 15:25:07
    No
    Matt
    +1
    perhaps he can lead by example and write a big fat cheque to the guy who actually invented the acronym... it certainly wasn't him
  • Lanikai 2012/12/29 14:54:22
    No
    Lanikai
    +2
    He was NOT the first person to ever say that, not anywhere close. And NO artist should have a monopoly on a common saying.

    Greedy money grubbing jerk.
  • Dave 007 2012/12/29 13:08:38
    No
    Dave 007
    +1
    Can I monoploy the acronym "SOB"?
  • Gryffindor53 2012/12/29 10:24:20
    No
    Gryffindor53
    I think he was joking...
  • dzzshadz 2012/12/29 08:40:07
    No
    dzzshadz
    +1
    It's been around for years nothing new.
  • holabitch 2012/12/29 06:17:07
  • iriskay 2012/12/29 05:34:03
  • GoatHorns 2012/12/29 05:12:23
    No
    GoatHorns
    +2
    ALL retards should be allowed to use YOLO whenever they want.

    http://p.twimg.com/AvOyv_yCIA...
  • ☺✌Peacebone✌☺ 2012/12/29 04:03:39
    No
    ☺✌Peacebone✌☺
    +3
    Heck no. It's a freakin acronym. These rich losers just want more money.
  • Dori 2012/12/29 03:52:54
    No
    Dori
    +3
    What? Drake? Who is that? Is someone making this crap up to mess with us? This guy is a celebrity in his own mind.
  • ☺✌Peace... Dori 2012/12/29 04:04:41
    ☺✌Peacebone✌☺
    +2
    Well Drake is a pretty big music "artist", but he's really lame.
  • Matthew 2012/12/29 03:34:36
    No
    Matthew
    +1
    Anybody who uses the term YOLO out loud or as a hash tag should have a lobotomy performed.
  • HiYa 2012/12/29 03:11:55
    No
    HiYa
    +2
    He didn't make it up, but he did popularize it. He got enough props for the song itself. He made up Last name Greatest, first name Ever... And he got props for that. I am a fan, but he can't just own every damn thing.

    Love drake graham
  • darick 2012/12/29 02:33:32
    No
    darick
    Even though I disagree with him, Drake does make some great devil dogs ,yodels and ring dings.
  • Emmy 2012/12/29 02:18:38
    No
    Emmy
    I think he was kidding.... I hope he was at least. I want someone to get solid evidence that Adam Mesh coined it, and to drake"Cut me a check". Lol, but he already has millions so he should calm down
  • cranejumper 2012/12/29 00:43:49
    No
    cranejumper
    absurd
  • disclaimer 2012/12/29 00:37:35

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