Eminem Buys A Bored Ape NFT For $425,000

January 4, 2022 / Posted by:

Hypebeast says that the latest celebrity in the NFT game is Eminem. He’s new “owner” of a Bored Ape Yacht Club non-fungible-token and it only cost him a measly $425,000. Wow, I’m so glad that he has that much disposable income to use on a *check’s notes* picture of a monkey that isn’t physically his.

This is Em’s newest prized possession:

The previous owner of the image, Twitter user GeeGazza, really is psychic, because they have been pitching Eminem to buy the monkey off them for a while, manifesting the sale on their Twitter account:

And Eminem finally did, and it’s even his header picture on Twitter now.

Dubbed the “EminApe,” the NFT was sold by BAYC member GeeGazza for 123.45 ETh, or roughly $425,000 USD, on Thursday night…

The sale was secured by digital agency Six, which has previously worked with other celebrities in the NFT industry including Wu-Tang Clan, Tycho and Galantis. It’s also not Eminem’s first venture into NFTs: the musician currently owns 15 NFTs on OpenSea under the name “Shady Holdings.”

And I haven’t even mentioned the picture of mutant sludge which sold for almost $6 million:

Can’t wait until Matt Damon is doing an ad for NFTs comparing buying an online monkey picture to curing cancer.

But lord, one of those IKEA x Gap Kanye West jackets has more physical and artistic value than these do. Getting Tori Spelling to plan a drive-thru birthday is a better bargain. Save your money on cartoon apes and instead use it for something more useful, like a ticket to Modelland. Or just set some money on fire and live a little!

Pic: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

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