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Cardi B Wants To Trademark The Phrase ‘Okurrr’ But Some Are Asking If She Really Created It

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Cardi B has become one of the most recognizable stars in the music industry due to her unique personality and recognizable look. She is also known for her tongue-rolling phrase “Okurrr.” The Grammy-award winning artist is now cashing in on the trademark catchphrase as she now wants the law to recognize that she’s the one who made it big. According to the Los Angeles Times, she recently filed paperwork to trademark her catch phrase “Okurrr.” Cardi filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier in March. But since news broke about the trademark filing, a question is being asked about who really created it?

Cardi is hoping to use the trademark on clothing, posters and an array of marketing items.

Cardi plans to make money off of the catchphrase, which includes merchandise and other goods. With the trademark filing, she would be the only one allowed to use the word and be able to use it for profit as well as given credit for it.

“To the best of the signatory’s knowledge and belief, no other persons, except, if applicable, concurrent users, have the right to use the mark in commerce, either in the identical form or in such near resemblance as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods/services of such other persons, to cause confusion or mistake, or to deceive,” the fine print on the application said.

All of this has caused an uproar over who came up with the term and who should rightfully be given credit for it. Some people are giving Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner credit for the catchphrase. They all used the phrase on several episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2017.

There’s also Laganja Estranja, a season six contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, who used it first on the show. People took to Twitter to support Estranja and call out Cardi for being a “culture vulture,” meaning she is stealing another group’s culture and profiting off of it.

She quickly took to Instagram to defend her trademark filing.

“Let me tell you something,” she said in a now-deleted Instagram video over the weekend. “Everytime I go into a corporate meeting these folks be like ‘oh my god, can you please say okurr?’ Every time I go to a TV show ‘hey, hey, can you teach me how to say okurr?’ Every time I go do a commercial ‘hey, can you finish it off with okurr? You think I ain’t going to profit off this shit?!”

Cardi then pointed out the hypocrisy she has seen when it comes to other groups cashing in on similar trademarks.

“Bitch, white folks do it all the motherfucking time,” she said. “While I’m still here, I’m going to secure all the f*cking bags.”

She also took the time to acknowledge to respond to Estranja on Twitter over the dispute.

Cardi B responded to Estranja on Twitter referencing the words origins on the show and the ridicule she received when first suing “Okurrr.”

“Can I please do my iconic drop in the commercial for your new #Okurrr merch?!?” Estranja tweeted in reference to her on-show work room entrance. “I was once made fun of for using this word, and now you can help me come full circle.”

“Shiiiiiettt you will be the first I call but you gotta teach me how to do the drop first with out me breakin my hip,” Cardi responded.

Whoever is getting credit for the phrase is going to be interesting but Cardi B won’t be going down without a fight.

While many can argue the origins of who said “Okurrr” first, Cardi might have the advantage here. She will be able to argue successfully that she brought it to the attention of mainstream audiences and is responsible for popularizing the phrase. Cardi has also used it in a number of high-profile performances and appearances.

Like so much common slang today, the phrase was popularized in drag culture and probably originated in the Black community. Yet, Cardi B easily made the catchphrase part of her identity and brand since her jump to fame. Either way a simple shout out and acknowledgement to those that might have said it before can go a long way.

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Cardi B May Be In Denial About Not Going To Jail After She Faces Felony Charges From A NYC Grand Jury

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Cardi B May Be In Denial About Not Going To Jail After She Faces Felony Charges From A NYC Grand Jury

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Cardi B is apparently facing some pretty serious legal issues after news broke that the “Money” rapper is facing felony indictments from a grand jury.

The charges seem to stem from a bar brawl back in August.

She is allegedly facing 14 charges in connection with the incident.

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Cardi B has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges — including two felonies — in connection with a brawl at a New York strip club.

TMZ was first to break the story.

The incident, which went down in August, was allegedly triggered after Cardi accused Jade of sleeping with Offset. Cardi was arrested in October for allegedly ordering the attack on two strip club bartenders — Jade and Baddie G. The two women claim they were injured during the brawl when Cardi’s people began throwing bottles and chairs.

Cardi B had already faced charges in relation to the attack.

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She was initially charged with two misdemeanors for assault and reckless endangerment, but that’s all superseded by the grand jury indictment.  

Previously, Cardi rejected a plea deal in connection with the incident, which revolves around two women who claim to have sustained injuries during a fight they allege began because of a request from Cardi.

Reactions on Twitter were everywhere…

But most could agree that this whole event took a turn real fast.

It seems that Cardi B wasn’t getting much support from fans on Twitter.

Many comments range from “it’s about damn time” and “lock her up” to loads of memes and GIFs of people laughing at the rapper’s deteriorating legal situation.

While others were already looking to the future.

I mean it’s a bit premature to be sure that Cardi B may be facing jail time, let alone prison time.

Even non-fans were surprised by the level of hate she was getting.

The only way I could see people being happy is if she actually did it and is now going to face the consequences for her actions.

While many wondered why people were putting so much energy into the news.

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To many, it was her reaction to the initial charges and the way she denied any involvement. Many thought she reacted as if she could get away with whatever she wanted – that she shouldn’t have to face the consequences.

To some, there are way more pressing matters to be shocked and disgusted at.

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Here’s looking at you #45.

After Cosmetic Surgeries Led To Complications And Canceled Shows, Cardi B Says She’s No Longer Down To Go Under The Knife

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After Cosmetic Surgeries Led To Complications And Canceled Shows, Cardi B Says She’s No Longer Down To Go Under The Knife

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Cardi B loves to keep it real. It’s why people either love her or hate her. She has zero filters. Even when it comes to talking about sensitive issues like plastic surgery.

She has been very vocal about her relationship with plastic surgery and her struggle with recovery.

And now, the “Bodak Yellow” singer says she’s never getting plastic surgery again.

She took to Twitter to share the big revelation.

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The news comes two weeks after she was reportedly forced to cancel a scheduled performance at a Memorial Day festival due to serious fallout from her recent cosmetic surgeries.

The rapper’s post-baby plastic surgeries have been a topic of discussion for over a month now, ever since the new mum told Entertainment Tonight that she’d had her breast implants redone. Cardi went into even more detail about her liposuction surgery, telling the crowd at the Beale Street Music Festival in Tennessee that she wasn’t even supposed to be performing post-op.

“I should have canceled today,” she said while onstage at the festival. “I shouldn’t really be performing because moving too much is gonna f*** up my lipo. But bitch, I’m still gonna get my motherf****** money back. Let’s go!”

Weeks later she was forced to cancel her headline performance at the 92Q Spring Bling Festival in Baltimore, Maryland over Memorial Day Weekend among other shows.

Most recently, she showed her Instagram followers a photo of her extremely swollen feet.

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Sharing that the swelling also affects her stomach and that medical professionals were advising her to take it slow. “Look how swollen my feet get every time I take a plane, imagine my body,” she wrote. “Reasons why doctors told me to chill on shows.”

Some Tweeted at the singer saying any extra cash she has from skipping on plastic surgery, could easily be redirected to fans.

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I mean that’s one way to try and earn the money for some plastic surgery…

But most on Twitter were right up there in the rappers corner.

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With nothing but support for the big decision she’s made.

Many were proud of the “Money” rapper for taking control of her health and body.

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I mean for an avid plastic surgery fan like CArdi B…this is HUGE news!

So, bravo Miss Cardi B!

We are all stanning for you.

READ: Cardi B Shows Shocking And Extremely Frightening Effects Her Plastic Surgeries Have Had On Her Feet Of All Places

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