Looks like Drake is truly living up to his motto.
With his hit “The Motto” making the acronym YOLO (you only live once) an annoyingly pervasive phrase for the past year, Drake thinks he is entitled to a pay cheque with his famous tagline appearing on merchandise everywhere.
Spending his Christmas Eve strolling around Macy’s and Walgreens, the rapper took a couple of pictures on his Instagram page to show his dismay with the label appearing on clothing such as hats and T-shirts.
Under the image from Walgreens, which features a stack of tacky caps, Drake wrote, “Walgreens … you gotta either chill or cut the cheque.”
And under the photo from Macy’s, which features a T-shirt featuring Peanuts characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, he added, “Macy’s … same goes for you.”
I can’t even blame Drake for being offended. Seeing Snoopy and Charlie Brown used like that is JUST disrespectful.
But even if Drake is planning to ask for the rights to “YOLO”, the rapper might run into some trouble. According to Gawker, there has been already more than 100 U.S. trademark applications to use the acronym on an array of different products.
But honest to God, if I see another shirt or hat with the tagline YOLO on it, I’m going to have a fit.
I used to watch Degrassi back when Drake played Jimmy, a character who lost the use of his legs after being shot by a student gunman. Drake is a lot different than his character but decided to pay homage by debuting the “Wheelchair Jimmy” dance during a live performance in California. He was performing his hit single “The Motto” when he performed the move.
While a lot of people cheered him on, others found it offensive, though I doubt very much that he meant any foul.
Watch it here:
Apparently the Uggs phenomenon is nowhere near over – and it’s just entering its next phase of the life cycle. Assuming Lil Wayne has anything to do with it.
In Drake’s newest video for “The Motto,” Lil Wayne shows off his newest footwear. His choice is the DayGlo green ugg-style boots.
So what do you think. Are they cool or tacky?