Did Ryan Lochte even come up with his stupid “Jeah!” catchphrase?

Here are some new photos of Ryan Lochte hosting an event at The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday – at some point he even changed into a pink Speedo, apparently. He must have gone to Vegas straight from LA, where he spent most of last week, working on 90210 and doing lots of interviews and appearances – and some hustling! Because Lochte seriously (JEAH seriously) wants to be on The Bachelor. And Dancing With the Stars. And whatever reality show you want to give him, really. Lochte doesn’t want to be, like, a real actor or a genuine celebrity. He’s fine with C-list celebrity-dom, thank you very much. Speaking of, Page Six says that when Lochte was hosting the “WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party” in Beverly Hills last week, he really, really wanted to meet Carmen Electra. Like, that’s the kind of girl he wants to hang out with. So… I say, just let him be The Bachelor. I would watch that. He’s going to end up picking the trashiest party girl available.

Meanwhile, you know how Ryan’s “thing” is saying “JEAH!” all the time? Not only does he say it constantly, but he also puts “Jeah!” on many of his branded items, like, with his endorsement deals and stuff. So Lochte is going to make “Jeah!” official now, and he’s seeking to trademark the stupid catchphrase. TMZ says Lochte has filed the trademark documentation, and plans on putting “Jeah!” branding on “sunglasses, workout DVDs, gift cards, mugs, drinking glasses, trading cards, calendars, posters, swimsuits, swim caps, sports hats, and water bottles.” Lochte has always maintained that “Jeah!” is a derivative of Young Jeezy’s “Chea!” and that he (Ryan) just wanted his own hip-hoppy kind of catchphrase. Unfortunately, “Jeah!” might not be his original idea. Hard to believe, I know:

U.S. Olympic hero Ryan Lochte might have an unexpected speed bump on his way to trademarking the phrase “Jeah!” in the form of 90s rap star MC Eiht, who claims the phrase was his long before it was Lochte’s.

Eiht tells TMZ he coined the phrase back in 1988 and is insulted to hear Lochte is trying to claim it as his own now. Eiht tells us, “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.”

The Compton’s Most Wanted rapper tells TMZ he’s not so much concerned about the money as he is the “respect and the truth.”

Eiht says he plans on sending a cease and desist letter urging Lochte to stop using his phrase.

Lochte’s manager tells us, “Ryan has been using JEAH for years,” adding, “This is the first I have heard of this claim by MC Eiht.”

[From TMZ]

Who to believe? I kind of think you can believe both of them. I think Eiht probably said “Jeah!” first, but that Lochte had no idea and thought he was being original. What bugs me is that two dudes are actually FIGHTING over who came up with “Jeah!” originally. Perhaps I should trademark Keah. Or Meah. Or Zeah! Yes, that will be my new catchphrase. ZEAH!! I said it first. TRADEMARK!! ZEAH!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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33 Responses to “Did Ryan Lochte even come up with his stupid “Jeah!” catchphrase?”

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  1. brin says:

    Famewhore. Jeah!

  2. Lin234 says:

    The funny thing is that this douchebag doesn’t seem to understand the more of a famewhore he appears to be, the less marketable he is. What high end or family oriented company is going to want this idiot representing them?

    If I were him I’d follow Phelp’s road and try to get some endorsements.

  3. beyonce's bump says:

    Lochte has been relegated to the list of guys that make you feel so much embarrassment when u think “I cannot believe I crushed on you for a couple of weeks”…eewww so disgusted with myself.

  4. marie says:

    This is beyong ridiculous, I can’t believe I actually read this and am now taking the time to comment, 2 minutes I will never get back..

  5. backwards says:

    “Lochte said he came up with ‘Jeah’ after hearing the rapper Young Jeezy, who says ‘Cheah’ in a lot of his songs. Lochte says to him, it means good or happy.”


  6. Esmom says:

    “Who to believe? I kind of think you can believe both of them. I think Eiht probably said “Jeah!” first, but that Lochte had no idea and thought he was being original.”

    Yes, as an old professor used to say “there are no new ideas.”

    I cannot believe how quickly this guy went from a fairly squeaky clean Olympic hopeful to….this. Yuck. Phelps has got to be watching with amusement.

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    For those people saying that a few weeks of fun after the Olympics won’t have a big impact….

    … look at how much muscle tone Ryan has lost and how much fat he’s gained. He better start training again because he’s sliding ‘fast’!

  8. diana says:

    I like him…
    Young, dumb, hot and having fun.
    Many people love to be ‘famewhores’. What’s wrong with that?
    Atleast this guy’s done his duty to the country and not hurting anyone.

    • phaksi says:

      I saw him on Fashion Police and now I quite like him

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I’m sorry if I sound like a snot, but this dude didn’t swim for his country–he went to the Olympics to compete for himself and his own ego. Once he serves in the military then I’ll admire him for doing his ‘duty to his country’…

  9. Hécate says:

    He wants to put that crap Jeah in tshirts and sunglasess???!!! WTF! He couldn’t even create that alone!! jajjajajaj Dumb till the end!!!

  10. Marianne says:

    Dear Ryan,

    Can you and your douche face please go away forever,



  11. Miss Piggy says:

    No. He didn’t come up with it. It’s so ’90’s. Call it “Cheah, boi” or “Jeah, boi”. It’s stupid either way. I didn’t watch the Olympics. This guy needs to go bye-bye-bye.

  12. stinky says:

    Levi Johnson 2.0

  13. MyCatLoves TV says:

    He was a toddler when the other guy said “Jeah” so I doubt it was intentional. What IS intentional is that it is a stupid “catchphrase.” But it’s all about money, ain’t a damn thing funny. (That’s not original either but it is true.)

  14. RTR_Girl says:

    He needs to just stay in the pool, look handsome and be quiet, because he can’t open his mouth without inserting his foot into it. Good gosh, he would probably be the first Bachelor to try to bang every single chick before the second episode. He is taking the whole dumb jock persona to the extreme, and I am sure it will cost him some endorsement deals.

  15. Rux says:

    OMG, PLEASE Someone tell me I am not the only person out here who thinks Lochte is the biggest DOUCHE out there. Even bigger then Mayer.

  16. Dimebox says:

    Jeah, the wind whistles through his head. He had my attention at the beginning of the Olympics, then he shoved that stupid grill in his mouth and began to talk…painful. He has probably lost millions in endorsements.

  17. Mikaela says:

    This phrase has been a part of hip hop culture for years. I think it’s disingenuous of him to claim it as his own. I don’t know who created it, but it’s been a part of black culture for a long time and I’m a Iil disgusted that he’s trying to capitalize off of it. He might not have known who created it, but he knows damn well that it’s not his. Trying way too hard to be “down”

  18. Josette says:

    He must have never heard Jay Z’s Big Pimpin which over 10 yrs old. What a Wigger! Smh

  19. kate says:

    he does have that skeeze look. he is an olympian, he should be wholesome and god like in our eyes (in his mind) and all i see is fryer grease meth face with a weird body. his ab muscles are folded? unfortunate- and i know he cannot help how he his body was designed, but it is not all that.

    he can, however, help with the JEAH. stop. the. jeah.

    • Dimebox says:

      “fryer grease meth face” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !
      Somewhere another advertiser just decided to go with Gabby Douglas instead. (:

    • Esmom says:

      It looks like he’s sucking in his gut. For such a good swimmer, he definitely doesn’t have the classic, perfect swimmer’s bod. It’s bizarre.

  20. shaboo says:

    His body is so overrated

  21. guilty pleasures says:

    His body is terrible, weird abs, long body, bent back knees- all the perfect deformities for being a fish I guess, but not attractive at all.
    I said to my daughter the VERY FIRST time I heard him speak, ‘well, he seems…special…’ and he just got stoooopider from there.
    He won’t even get 15 minutes. If the USA wants an Olympic superstar there are hundreds of talented, hard working, HUMBLE and beautiful people. Lochte’s possible popularity will only speak further to the dumbing down of America, and why the world makes fun of them.
    Can’t wait for him to sink into obscurity. I would NOT watch him as The Bachelor, not even one time.

  22. Shy says:

    There is just to much of him. Everywhere. His 15 minutes of fame will run up very quickly. Simply because public will be fed up with him from everywhere.

    It’s like when Oscars season happens. It was Kate Winslet or Natalie Portman or Colin Firth etc. There were everywhere and after they’ve got their Oscars – everyone were just tired from them. They needed to disappear for a while. And here comes the thing. Those are actors and in 2 years they can make another movie and be relevant again. Ryan Lochte can’t make one. There will be no Olympics next year. And public will just be tired of him and will forget him. He will show up to every event. Just no one will care. Sites will not publish his photos every day. There will be no story to attach to them.

  23. iseepinkelefants says:

    Being a fan of hip hop I’ve never even heard of MC Eiht so how can anyone disrespect someone that wasn’t even popular (was he a one hit wonder?), much less at least known on some level?

    How much you wanna bet MC Eiht is going to try to trademark to get rich off Lochte’s dumb ass?

    Ugh I can’t believe I’m even defending Lochte and that stupid catchphrase.