Eminem Buys Bored Ape Yacht Club Ethereum NFT for $450K
The legendary Detroit rapper Eminem has aped in to the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).
He bought one of many Ethereum-based Apes for 123.45 ETH ($452,000) on Thursday night time and has since made the ape his profile image on Twitter. Meanwhile, he seems to have collected at the least 15 NFTs to date on OpenSea below the identify Shady_Holdings.
Eminem is likely one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having bought greater than 220 million data worldwide. He’s additionally the one rapper to have ever gained an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, which he gained for “Lose Yourself” within the film “8 Mile.” He’s additionally gained quite a few American Music Awards and 15 Grammy Awards.
Fellow BAYC member GeeGazza bought the blonde ape to Eminem, saying at present that the sale turning into a actuality is “madness” and remarking, “I’m living in a simulation.” Eminem has not but commented publicly on the sale.
GeeGazza had actually been hoping to promote this ape to Eminem for months now. Back in November, he stated, “I still think Eminem is destined to buy my Bored Ape one day.” He additionally admitted, “You don’t understand how long I’ve been manifesting that Eminem buys my ape.”
The digital company Six has taken credit score for the BAYC NFT sale to Eminem, writing on Twitter that their creator-focused company helped safe the ape, which they’re calling the “EminApe.” (Indeed, the ape does appear to be the rapper.) The company has beforehand labored with the rap group Wu-Tang Clan and digital artists Tycho and Galantis on different tasks.
With his new EminApe, Eminem has formally joined the second-largest NFT challenge on OpenSea by quantity. The BAYC has traded 284,765 ETH ($977.6 million) to date in secondary gross sales, in accordance with CryptoSlam, and the ground worth is presently sitting at 60 ETH ($220,000).
Eminem has joined the numerous different celebrities who’ve aped in to date, together with NBA star Stephen Curry and discuss present host Jimmy Fallon.
BAYC lately surpassed CryptoPunks in general OpenSea rating and flooring worth, an enormous achievement for a challenge that simply began in April 2021.