You Only Live Once is a very common phrase. But 26 year old Canadian Rapper Drake wants royalties for any and everybody using the term “YOLO” for commercial use.
On Instagram, Drake, dubbed “champagnepapi”, posted two pictures of the term YOLO used on apparel and apparently wants to be paid for their appropriation of the term that he helped popularize.
The first was a set of “YOLO” hats being sold for twelve dollars at Walgreens. Drake’s caption was “Walgreens…you gotta either chill or cut the cheque.” The next photo was a t-shirt for sell at Macy’s, in which Drake captioned “Macy’s…same goes for you. (see both photos below)
However there are over 100 people that trademarked YOLO in the United states; and it is unclear whether Drake has applied for one himself. But at this point it is a just a saying to him just as it is to millions of others around the world who say it.