MC Eiht Plans On Sending Cease And Desist Letter To Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte

MC Eiht stands between U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and the trademarking of the phrase "jeah."

MC Eiht's beef with DJ Quik was one of Hip Hop's most storied rivalries. But even Eiht could not have predicted that he would one day be beefing with an Olympic Gold Medalist.

TMZ reports that MC Eiht has taken issue with United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, over the latter's attempt to trademark the phrase "jeah."

"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," explained the West Coast veteran. "He is just disrespectful."

Adding that his concern is about "respect and truth," and not about money, Eiht revealed that he plans on sending a cease and desist letter to Lochte.

Lochte claims that he created the term by deriving it from Young Jeezy's use of "chea," and states that his phrase means something "good."

Lochte's manager tells TMZ, "Ryan has beeen using JEAH for years...This is the first time I have heard of this claim by MC Eiht."

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104 Comments

  • Streiht up menace

    MC Eiht is dope , Streiht up menace is a classic

  • Tony Yayo Is Gay

    I doubt ryan lochte knows who mc eiht is, he listens to a mainstream rapper named young jeezy.

  • chris

    Mc Eiht is old, and irrelevant. This is what makes hip hop pathetic and stupid, some cat that cant even rap no more sitting around looking to beat fathertime. Of course this is America where everybody wants to sue to ease their bruised ego. Only thing popping on the west is nip hussle and kdot so stfu Mc Eiht, Jeahhhhh

  • Fucktheolympics

    Ryan Lochte is a fucking retard! Watch any youtube video of his interviews! Let the retard use his made up word

  • X Drop BOMBS like Nagasaki

    Ya'll need ta stop aCCing like BkiatChes. I ain't even a Eiht fan, but dude been paid dues. He done messed 'round and created that muffuCCin word! All ya on some bKitCh movement, respect da real OG. WEST SIDE 4 LIFE, Get wit it!

  • So Handsome

    Everybody says "geah". I love Eiht but he's acting like a bitch.

  • NONO

    "Lochte claims that he created the term by deriving it from Young Jeezy's use of "chea," huh? Mc Eiht has been saying "jeah" since 1993.

  • Anonymous

    "BUT WAIT......I DID SAY" You're a regular Miss Cleo except at least she had a day job.

    • donnie mac

      He got you dude, your comebacks all have racial undertones. I would like to ask, how did you come to the conclusion that he's an ex-con w/o a job?

  • Youngin's on here are lame as fuck..

    This generation is completely lame and pathetic.The most switch side fence sitting muhfuckas ever.You bitches take the side of some random white athlete over the side of a legendary hip hop artist.You dudes better learn the meaning of loyalty.Hip Hop music is supposed to be this thing of OURS.You ignorant assholes let white corporate america steal everything thats urban and cultural to our music and then praise them for it.Get it together youngins'.

    • Anonymous

      Oh stfu, Blaming 'the White man' for everything.

    • Anonymous

      and now you see...don't know how you missed it when someone else is getting exposed for being a closet racist on this very page....

    • Crackainthaburbz

      JEAH! I love the watering down of negro music! You can see me and my broskis cruising through the burbz blaztin TWOOOOOOO CHAAAAIIINZ! JEAH!

    • X Drop BOMBS like Nagasaki

      Dats wassup, real recognize real! preaCh on G. Youngins C runnin round aCCing like some st8 up hoez! OG's gotta smash on 'em for dat disrespeCt. Much Luv! WEST SIIIIIIIDE!!!!

  • Rashid Muhammad

    All black folks should listen to Khalid Muhammad. He's the wisest person ever.

  • Anonymous

    We gotta ask mc eiht before we say "jeah" now? lmao fuck outta here

    • Anonymous

      You stupid son, if someone try to take what you created and make money off that with out asking or putting the credit where it come from, you be made too, Mc Eiht been saying jeah before this white boy was born, that fool got no right too it

  • Anonymous

    lmao, shut the fuck up mc eiht

  • Anonymous

    THE FUCK DID I JUST READ???!?!!?!? JEAH??!

  • ntrx

    Come on, stop with this RESPECT THE OLD SCHOOL shit. I love old school and most importantly, I DO KNOW old school, but can't stand these old rappers demanding respect in any possible situation. They always complain about their position in the rap game nowadays, they cry that they do not get as much as they used to, they sue young up-and-coming rappers over follow-ups... get to work and stop living off of the past fame, buffoons!

    • Anonymous

      Son you stupid what do anything you just said have to do with Eiht saying stop trying to make money off of what i already created, You'll acting like Mc Eiht was saying Jeah form day one, like he just start saying it 2month ago. the nigga is right on this one man

  • SCHWARZ

    Ask your P/O to teach you how to spell ++++++++++++++ UH-OH THAT INNER BIGOT IS COMING OUT BUT WAIT......I DID SAY ++++++++ THAT'S THAT CONDESCENDING WHITEBOY SNEAK DISSING TALK ++++++++ ROFLMAO

  • NY

    Ok let's put this into perspective, first you shouldn't be allowed to trademark sayings, second Ryan Lochte did not come up with "jeah" and third most likely neither did MC Eiht. But if you can't trace back any further than at least give the man some credit, I completely understand MC Eiht is saying that cause he wants respect which none of the older rappers get now and it's more of a problem inside the hip hop genre because everyone acts like they're the first to do anything when in reality it happened many times years ago.

  • Anonymous

    That swimmer Gay for wanting to trademark a word anyway, fuck outta here

  • sdfogjkh

    well we are in the era where people like Paris Hilton have a trademark on a short phrase such as "thats hot" .....so this is no surprise.

  • Anonymous

    @LOVELIFE&MUSIC Nigga, he did use the word in his songs for years. YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well over 20. DO YOUR HOME WORD AND RESEARCH BEFORE TRADEMARKING HIP HOP SLANG!!!!!!

  • LOVELIFE&MUSIC

    you can't claim shit you ain't make jeah my ass fuck mc eiht (left the "G" out your name cause the g aint in you) he broke so now you trying to get paid of some non existing word fag nigga

  • HM

    Dam all these years and he never had that trademarked. That was his signature tag saying, he should have been done did that. You no how they steal everything that's known to blacks and try and make it their own. Everybody from the west to the east no and even Freeway from philly gave him his P's on that. Gotta do do that off top look at Anthony Davis NBA draft #1 pick trademarked his unibrow.

    • realtalk101

      He don't need to copyright the "phrase", his music is copywritten. If he has 1 song title in his catalog that relates to the term jeah or if its spelled out within the context of his lyrics and if its copyright is enlisted before any other reference point in history to the word jeah, his argument is undeniable and in the court of law he holds certification of origin.

  • Young

    LOL u left out the G cuz the G aint in u Buster!!!

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  • Doubl Negative

    I don't know how this swimmer dude isn't au fait with Eiht's work. One Time Gaffled 'Em Up and Drive-by Miss Daisy were two of my favourite CMW joints back in the days. Menace is also a hood classic and obligatory B-Boy viewin'. Can't take anyone serious who claims to be a rap fan but has never heard of Compton's Most Wanted.

  • jeanyus

    I'm with mc eiht yo...he been saying jeah since I was a fucking teenager..I'm 31 now. I never heard nobody say that shit before mc eiht..I'd be pissed too how the fuck can he trademark that lol wtf?

  • Anonymous

    "& I'M NOT UR PAL, BUDDY OR FRIEND" Thanks for stating the obvious pal.

  • Anonymous

    "ELVIS' HITS WERE YEARS AGO" The debate wasn't about Elvis. In rap years, 1993 is ancient. Plus, who bumps the Menance soundtrack today? You? lol

  • Anonymous

    "CULTURE THEIVES" It's spelled thieves. Ask your P/O to teach you how to spell.

  • Ellie

    If Eiht never used it within three years, its considered abandoned and anyone can use it after that

  • mmg uncut

    Eiht is irrelevant. ROss is. Hip hop is all about relevancy, therfore i strongly suggest you to cop that new Ross album.

  • SCHWARZ

    THEY CRYING "EIHT ACTING LIKE HE INVENTED THE WORD" WHAT THE FCUK IS LOCHTE DOING? COINING A SLOGAN, TRADEMARKING IT, GIVING IT A MEANING WITH A SPECIFIC SPELLING! WHO KNEW WHO A RYAN LOCHTE WAS 3 YEARS AGO TO NOW? U FOLLOW SWIMMING? WHERE R THE ANNUAL MEETS @? ESPN, ABC, FOX, TBS DON'T EVEN FCUK WITH SWIMMING LIKE THAT. PHELPS? YEP. LOCHTE? "THEY JACKIN' OUR SLANG/I SEEN THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO KANE/2 CUTS IN THEY EYEBROW TRYNA WILD OUT"-JAYZ CULTURE THEIVES

  • Frank Wonder

    Eiht's mistake was not trademarking it himself.

  • Anonymous

    "Straight Up Menace" from the Menace II Society movie soundtrack was a major hit" That was way back in 1993. Update your IPOD pal.

    • radi

      who gives a fuck if the song is from 93. i got music from 98 dated all the way back to the 50's nigga. you know why? because its music with quality not all this bullshit editing, autotune fake bullshit they use these days. its not your fault you aint got no taste in music

    • SCHWARZ

      LOL @ THIS CLOWN THE COMMENT SAYS "WAS" & SO WHAT IT WAS '93 ELVIS' HITS WERE YEARS AGO & U WERE TAKING UP FOR HIM "it's not his fault that people enjoyed his music" NOW WHEN IT'S A N!GGA "that was way back" & I'M NOT UR PAL, BUDDY OR FRIEND THAT'S THAT CONDESCENDING WHITEBOY SNEAK DISSING TALK

  • $p|!ff999 aka $p|@t17

    Shame, mc eiht looks gayer than ever now...busta-ass complaints n' shit

  • RIOT

    riding with Eiht! In a Lowrider 64 Impala. CMW 4 Life! Geah!

  • a wax

    both yall actin like some bitches! gimme my muthafuckin joint nigga!

  • Anonymous

    "Its simply about "NO I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU TAKE CREDIT & SAY YOU CREATED A WORD THAT YOU CLEARLY DID NOT, TRY TO TRADEMARK IT & MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR LEGEND/LEGACY WHEN I CLEARLY WAS A WELL KNOWN NOTED PERSON USING THIS WORD BEFORE ANYONE EVEN KNEW WHO YOU WERE" Thats whats this is about" ^ this Look at the assimilated, mindless sheep ALREADY using "JEAH" in it's spelling. You can't make this up, how much of a follower they really are.

  • blink

    another attention seeking whore just like 50 Cent

  • Anonymous

    You don't get any money sending a cease and desist idiots. "Straight Up Menace" from the Menace II Society movie soundtrack was a major hit, so your "garbage song" holds no weight here little boys. IMO Ryan should be standing on the merits of his Olympic performance instead of jacking rap slang, in Ebonics form at that, for a profit.

    • Anonymous

      He wasn't that great in the Olympics though (and straight up lost us at least one gold medal in that team relay) so he's gotta do this dumbass wigster shit to get paid

  • Flamez

    Eight been saying this for the longest time he should have been trademarked it. Now i fear he may just lose because of who he is going against.

  • Anonymous

    lol i'm still ridin for eiht

  • Anonymous

    OK this is the thing. MC Eiht was saying "Jeah" so long ago that so many other people have been saying it and I'm pretty sure Ryan Lochte has absolutely no idea who originated it. Maybe his favorite rapper from 3 years ago was saying it and that's where he picked it up. MC Eiht was hot, what, 19 years ago? Come on, man.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Nobody is whining and no one even brought Jeezy up. Nothing I said is OPINION. It's all fact. Maybe YOU don't like it. OH WELL. This story is not even worth discussing because you ain't command someone to stop doing something that you don't own the rights to.

    • Anonymous

      Little kid, Eiht was saying CHEA. Jeezy says YEEAAHH, this wanna be is using Ebonic JEAH. Time only matters to a uninformed peon. If he used Diddy's "take dat, take dat" would you still be whining about how long ago it was?

  • nuc

    god damnnn... just so damn wack, everything about this.

  • Anonymous

    ok to all you dumbasses eiht isn't sueing that thug wanna be because he is using the word jeah he's trying to stop him from trademarkting it cuz it ain't his

  • @DeeHavior

    Its not about money or staying relevant! Its simply about "NO I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU TAKE CREDIT & SAY YOU CREATED A WORD THAT YOU CLEARLY DID NOT, TRY TO TRADEMARK IT & MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR LEGEND/LEGACY WHEN I CLEARLY WAS A WELL KNOWN NOTED PERSON USING THIS WORD BEFORE ANYONE EVEN KNEW WHO YOU WERE" Thats whats this is about, NOT money. Lame niggas & bitches are the ones who think some shit is about money every time an older rapper steps forth with a legal issue, why can't it simply be about respecting a persons legacy and what they contributed to this world. Imagine you have a saying, or you popularize a term/phrase from your area & then 19 years later a person comes along saying "I started this or I've been saying this for years, this is my phrase"! You'd look at them like they we're fucking idiots! Peace!

    • SCHWARZ

      What grown adult is goin to seek media attention for a word?????? +++++++++++++ RYAN LOCHTE LMMFAO ROFL U CAN'T B THAT FCUKING STUPID BUT WAIT......... U R

    • Anonymous

      you are a dumass! What grown adult is goin to seek media attention for a word?????? Nobody is checkin for Eihts music and then he starts bitching that he invented the word "JEAH" thats pathetic

  • Anonymous

    Newsflash MC Eight. Lochte has no idea who you even are, and thus could care less if you got offended because he's using a random word you use in some garbage songs.

  • RappersArePathetic

    In other news, Master-P is suing a man who had a stomach ache and muttered the sound "Uuugghhhh". He claims he originated the sound and the man is clearly biting off his brilliant vernacular.

  • Anonymous

    eiht man ... nobody is even checking for your shit, how is anybody supposed to know you use that term ?

  • Long Beach Ninja

    Fuck everybody saying Eiht ain't shit he's a West Coast legend!!!

  • Anonymous

    another washed up rapper staying relevant.... not.

    • murdock

      this whole story is wack and hip hop is just wack as fuck now ..I used to love the shit but now it turned into a bunch of weirdos and followers.mc eiht is og cali dude but a swimmer saying this shit its just out of control im almost ready tossay fuck this music its wack anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Eiht is lookin very depressive on that picture. Probably he is broke and has no record deal because he is not relevant anymore and 45 years old and still talking about selling coke. lol rappers are really idiots today

    • Ain't Got Better Shit To Do

      I don't think he's depressive, he's rich. Bu no doubt he's the most irrelevant nigga ever.

  • Jacc

    Me + Your mother = You

  • Anonymous

    MC EIHT STR8 BEASTIN ON THESE NICCAS

  • So Icy Boi

    MC Eiht = Most irrelevant nigga ever

  • FUNKLAB 1

    "JEAH"= EIHT HYPES WORD! YO EIHT A HUSSLA...HE AINT BROKE! JUST KEEPIN HIS NAME OUT THERE...LOOK 4 THA NEW RELEASE: "JEAH...FUCK THA GOLD" 2012 LOL!

  • Anonymous

    this is as funny as when machine gun kelly and kid cudi were fighting over the word rage

  • Anonymous

    i agree with all the comments below this shit is pathetic

  • Anonymous

    Dumbest shit i've read in weeks. SMH at these fools...

  • Willy

    Really? Lose all relevance, and go after someone in the news, over a word... That isn't even a word. Makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    lol this nikka is broke and needs money. Well get a job nikka

    • truthtoauthority

      What matters in a legal claim is proof. Find it at :30 in the title track video to the classic motion pic. Boyz In The Hood. Now What?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGdZ_CxBsyY

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