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:
— GeeGazza (@Gee__Gazza) November 2, 2021
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.”
I’m living in a simulation.
Thank you @Eminem for buying my ape and joining the club!
Madness. Let me write a lyric in your next single 🤣 pic.twitter.com/myGNRmMLeD
— GeeGazza (@Gee__Gazza) December 31, 2021
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!