Drake 'calls out' Macy's, Walgreens over 'YOLO' shirts and hats
Drake is not very happy with Macy's and Walgreens using "YOLO."
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, took to his Instagram account to call out the retail stores over products they stocked which featured the acronym branded on T-shirts and hats.
On December 24, Drake posted a photo of hats with "YOLO" on them with the caption, "Walgreens....you gotta either chill or cut the cheque."
The rapper also posted another photo later that day with a picture of a T-shirt that featured Snoopy and Charlie Brown that said "YOLO Is My Motto."
Drake wrote with the second photo, "Macy's...same goes for you."
It is unclear if the rapper came up with the term, which stands for "You Only Live Once." The term became popularized when Drake released the single "The Motto" in 2011.
The single also features rapper Lil Wayne and has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. It was also recently nominated for Best Rap Song for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Check out the full list of nominations here.
The song's chorus is "Now she want a photo / You already know though / You only live once / That's the motto [expletive] YOLO / We bout it every day, every day, every day."
The term has been used in a variety of way since and has become a popular hashtag on Twitter. In December 2011 actor Zac Efron debuted a YOLO tattoo while doing press for the film "New Year's Eve" in Japan. The tattoo is located on the side of his right hand. Katie Couric features a segment on her talk show called "What's Your YOLO."