Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 21 07:43:05 UTC 2012

And one more informative link:


On 8/21/2012 3:40 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> U.S. Olympic darling Ryan Lochte has found himself in a strange battle
> with Compton rapper MC Eiht, who gained some fame with his 1994 album
> /We Come Strapped/ and 2001's /Tha8t'z Gangsta/, over the phrase
> "Jeah." Lochte was trying to trademark the term as his own but MC Eiht
> is claiming that he was the first one to use it.
> /TMZ/ reports that Eiht is insulted by the infringement of a term he
> created in 1988. Eiht tells the news service, "Why try and trademark
> something his ass didn’t even create? I am mad that he isn’t giving me
> proper recognition for taking my saying. He is just disrespectful."
> Lochte's manager tells a different tale to /TMZ/. "Ryan has been using
> JEAH for years," and "This is the first I have heard of this claim by
> MC Eiht."

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