The latest celebrity to join the craze of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) is Eminem. According to Business Insider, Slim Shady purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT that resembles himself for about 123.45 ETH (worth $452,000 or roughly Rs. 3.36 crore).
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
Eminem made the purchase of his first NFT on the OpenSea platform where he’s repeatedly opened his wallet and has already acquired 22 NFTs in just a week of having an account under the alias of Shady_Holdings. Many were dubious to it being the real Eminem, but he’s since updated his social media accounts with photos of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. Eminem isn’t the only rapper to get down on the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, Lil Baby and Post Malone are also proud owners of the exclusive NFT club.
Eminem also released his first set of NFTs through Nifty Gateway back in April 2021. The collection raised around $1.8 million. It featured digital action figures, characters from iconic Eminem videos, Mathers’ original instrumental beats, and rare physical items.