Eminem paid an amazing 123.45 ETH for the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, which is worth roughly $452,000. Because it was dressed in hip-hop gear, the monkey sporting a military-style hat with a magnificent look shows some likeness to the rapper.
Since then, Eminem has used the NFT as his profile photo on the microblogging site Twitter. The sale takes the rapper’s OpenSea NFT holdings to at least 15 NFTs, which he bought under the name Shady Holdings.
The ape’s previous owner, GeeGazza, who uses the handle GeeGazza on Twitter, described the sale as “madness” and claimed it seemed like a dream. Eminem has yet to comment publicly on the deal.
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, GeeGazza had long believed, should be the one to own the NFT. In November, he voiced this belief in a tweet. “You have no idea how long I’ve been manifesting that Eminem buys my ape.”
Six, a brand servicing firm, has come out to say that they handled the purchase on behalf of the rapper, who is regarded as one of the best of all time by some.
On the Ethereum NFT marketplace, OpenSea, BAYC is now ranked second among the major NFT projects. It’s one of the most exclusive NFT ventures, and it’s gotten a lot of attention from sports and entertainment personalities.
SABC #2615, Shaq Gives Back #4077, and Adult Fantasy Sub-Dude (130/151) are among Eminem’s other NFTs. The Shady Holdings address, in reality, contains a slew of ERC721 NFTs. Eminem bought BAYC #9055 from Geegazza, the owner of the NFT, and shared his joy on Twitter.
Eminem isn’t new to the NFT world. “I’ve been collecting since I was a kid, everything from comic books to baseball cards to toys, as well as every rap album on cassette I could get my hands on,” the Grammy-winning rapper said after launching his collection. “Not much has changed for me as an adult… I’ve attempted to recreate some of those collections from that time in my life, and I know I’m not alone,” he continued.
The collection was eventually sold at Nifty Gateway for $1.78 million. Eminem was also an early investor in MakersPlace, another Ethereum NFT marketplace, in August.