Popular rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, joined the ranks of non-fungible token (NFT) enthusiasts when he bought Bored Ape Yacht Club # 9055 for 123.45 Ethereum (approximately $ 453,000 at the time) over the past weekend.
The OpenSea account that made the purchase, named Shady_Holdings (a gift from Eminem’s hit song The Real Slim Shady), was created just three days ago – probably for this purpose. Soon after, Eminem changed his profile picture on Twitter to show off his new NFT glow.
As users prominent, Eminem’s collection has already grown to a total of 22 NFTs since he bought # 9055, however, there is a catch. A closer inspection revealed that each of Eminem’s current NFTs – apart from the Bored Ape – had been transferred to it by other users, presumably to draw attention to their own creations.
Yes, a dick pick (somehow) is also among Eminem’s NFTs now. This is because in the world of blockchain, there is really no way for users to refuse any “gifts” – whether they are guaranteed or not.
We are giving up on our first NFT project this Monday (November 29th) at 1pm EST.
– beer.eth (@budweiserusa) November 28, 2021
For example, the same thing happened (including pictures of dicks) when Budweiser bought the domain name “beer.eth”. for 30 ETH (about $ 100,000 at the time) in August. Although the company vehemently hid all unrelated (and probably uninvited) gifts from its own OpenSea site soon after.
In late November, Budweiser also gave up on his own branded collection of NFTs.
Interestingly, NFT collector GeeGazza predicted (or really hoped for) Eminem’s purchase of this specific Bored Ape back on November 2, tweeting, “I still think @Eminem is one day destined to buy my @BoredApeYC.” Well, ask and it will be given to you, it seems.
– GeeGazza @ (@Gee__Gazza) November 2, 2021
Meanwhile, rumors surrounding the crypto city suggest both Dave Chappelle and Britney Spears they may have bought their own pieces of fortune Bored Apes in recent days. However, none of them confirmed or denied this at the time of the press, so the truth is still out there.
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