Yuup! Trey Songz Sued by Reality Star over Signature Sound

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Who knew Trey Songz was so possessive?? Seems that ladies’ man and R&B crooner, Trey Songz has gotten into a heated legal battle with reality star, Dave “The Mogul” Hester over the use of his catch phrase, “YUUP’!. In case Hester’s name doesn’t sound familiar to you, he is one of the stars of the A&E reality show, Storage Wars. 

Storage Wars Star: Dave Hester

Allegedly, Trey Songz had his lawyers send over a cease and desist letter to Hester regarding his use of the phrase “yuup”. Hester then responded by filing a suit against Trey Songz in the Manhattan Federal Court. Hester claims that their use of the words are completely different, saying that Trey’s version is more of an “animal-like or non-human squeal which begins with a distinct ‘yeeee’ sound before finishing with a squeal-like ‘uuuup’ sound,” while his is more of a simple “yes”. Can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

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