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Drake calls out Macy's, Walgreens over 'YOLO' use

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Dec. 26, 2012 at 4:20 PM  |  Updated Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM   |   Comments

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Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Drake may have popularized the term YOLO, but spent his Christmas forgetting to heed his own advice, taking to Instagram on Monday to complain that Macy's and Walgreens and swiped his motto without permission.

The R&B star, who coined YOLO" (an update to the more traditional "you only live once" for the smartphone touchscreen generation), posted a photo from Walgreens of a stack of YOLO hats and one from Macy's with a YOLO t-shirt to his Instagram, complete with a warning.

"Walgreens... you gotta either chill or cut the checque."
"Macy's... same goes for you."

A search for YOLO in the U.S. Patent and Trademark database brings up 81 records.

The song, "The Motto," recorded with Lil' Wayne, includes the lyric, "You only live once: that's the motto, n***a, YOLO."

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