'Storage Wars' star sues Trey Songz over 'YUUUP!'


Get ready for the weirdest reality TV-related lawsuit yet: While Kim Kardashian is embroiled in a dispute over a hair removal product (bizarre, yes), another reality TV "star" is involved in his own legal battle.According to the New York Post, Dave Hester of "Storage Wars" filed a lawsuit after singer Trey Songz sent him a cease and desist letter trying to bar him from using the phrase "YUUUP!"Fans of the A&E reality series know that Hester's trademark phrase during storage locker auctions is "YUUUP!," and he's even marketed his catchphrase on T-shirts.Hester says Songz claims he's used "yuuup" as his "signature sound" since 2009, but argues the two phrases are different. In the lawsuit, he says Songz' sound "resembles 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 a "more monosyllabic sounding guttural auction bidding phrase ... which is meant to convey...



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