December 27, 2012
Most kids could tell you that Drake‘s song, “The Motto,” recorded with Lil’ Wayne, includes the lyric, “You only live once: that’s the motto, n***a, YOLO,” making it a fair conclusion he coined the term “YOLO,” but that is not stopping Macy’s and Walgreens from selling products displaying his motto without permission.
Drake used Instagram to post a photo from Walgreens and Macy’s displaying stacks of YOLO shirts and hats with a warning,
“Walgreens… you gotta either chill or cut the checque.”
“Macy’s… same goes for you.”
A ownership search for “YOLO” using the U.S. Patent and Trademark database brings up 81 records…