Eminem has joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). On Thursday night, he paid 123.45 ETH ($452,000) to buy one of the Ethereum-based Apes and has since made the ape his Twitter profile photo. Meanwhile, using the moniker Shady Holdings, he appears to have amassed at least 15 NFTs on OpenSea.
Eminem is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with over 220 million albums sold worldwide. He’s also the only rapper to win both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself” from the film “8 Mile.” He’s also won a slew of American Music Awards, as well as 15 Grammys.
GeeGazza, a fellow BAYC member who sold the blonde ape to Eminem, said today that the deal going through is “madness” and that “I’m living in a simulation.” Eminem has yet to make a public statement on the sale.
For months, GeeGazza had been hoping to sell this ape to Eminem. “I still think Eminem is going to acquire my Bored Ape one day,” he remarked in November. “You don’t comprehend how long I’ve been manifesting that Eminem buys my ape,” he added.