Rapper Drake wants a cut from all the merchandise that bears the logo ‘YOLO’ even though he didn’t coin it. Here is why he thinks he deserves a piece of the pie.
This year has been marked by many a viral phenomenon, including the concept of YOLO made famous by the Canadian rapper Drake, who now wants a share from the sales of all the merchandize bearing the catchphrase.
The 26-year-old recording artist, who reportedly has a net worth of $25million, posted two images on the photo-sharing website Instagram depicting clothing emblazoned with the acronym YOLO, which stands for ‘you only live once.’
The first picture uploaded on Christmas Eve shows baseball caps in a variety of colors being sold for $12 for a pair at Walgreen’s, accompanied by the comment: ‘Walgreens…you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,’ Gawker reported.
The second photo shows a powder-blue T-shirt featuring the children’s characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy which reads ‘YOLO is my motto,’ along with a post: ‘Macy’s…same goes for you.’
YOLO, which has been around since 2004, turned into a viral sensation this year thanks to Drake’s hit song The Motto, which includes the lyrics: ‘Now she want a photo, you already know, though/ You only live once: that’s the motto n***a, YOLO.’ Read more here