Iconic singer/songwriter and actress Madonna joined the proud ranks of “ape holders” at the moment, flaunting on Instagram a Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) she bought for about $560,000 through fintech agency MoonPay.
“I lastly entered the MetaVerse…My very personal Ape! What ought to I title her? Thanks @moonpay,” Madonna wrote on her Instagram. “All of us want safety from Evil Eye.”
Based on NFT market OpenSea’s data, MoonPay purchased Madonna’s new token—BAYC #4988—for 180 Ethereum (roughly $564,660 at press time). Previous to that, the ape final modified palms for 46.5 Ethereum in August—price about $155,000.
Notably, rumors that Madonna is pondering a BAYC buy have been flying round since at the least January. On the time, BAYC holder Lindsey Byrnes tweeted at Madonna, stating similarities between the seems to be of her ape and the singer’s “Justify my love” album cowl.
Two weeks later, Madonna replied: “Ape effectively chosen. Now what?”
@LindseyByrnes I’m glad you saved it for me.
Ape effectively chosen. Now what?
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 17, 2022
Moreover, Madonna and BAYC even have the identical supervisor—Man Oseary—so it wasn’t actually sudden for the musician to cross paths with premium NFT apes ultimately.
Concurrently, MoonPay additionally transferred one other ape—BAYC #1506—to an unknown handle on Thursday. Quickly after, rapper Wiz Khalifa uploaded the “jpeg” as his Twitter avatar.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) March 24, 2022
As Crypto reported, BAYC tokens have gotten more and more standard amongst mainstream celebrities. In early January, for instance, well-known rapper Eminem additionally “joined the ape membership” with a $450,000 NFT buy.