Madonna Now Owns Bored Ape NFT
Madonna joins growing list of celebrities who have grabbed a piece from NFT’s most prominent collection
Madonna, the undisputed queen of pop, has announced on Instagram that she has entered the Metaverse by purchasing a Bored Ape non-fungible token.
The NFT taken over by the megastar shows a bored-looking monkey wearing a BDSM-inspired black leather cap. The purchase is on-brand for the 63-year-old pop star known for her provocative lyrics and performances.
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In her post, she expressed her gratitude to cryptocurrency concierge service MoonPay, which buys Bored Ape NFTs at a premium to later offer them to affluent celebrity clients.
The pop star’s fans were unimpressed by Madonna’s foray into NFTs. “Please remove this,” one user wrote. Another fan urged the pop star not to destroy her unparalleled musical legacy by promoting questionable cryptocurrency projects. Most of the comments reflect growing anti-NFT sentiment. “Madonna. I’ve always looked up to you, but this is very disappointing,” another user complained.
Madonna is the most famous celebrity to date to capitalize on the NFT trend, along with musicians like Justin Bieber and Eminem. Although she has had little commercial success in the past ten years, she remains the most successful female recording artist of all time with over 300 million copies sold worldwide. After getting rich in the mid-80s with “Like a Virgin,” her diamond-certified album, she managed to stay at the top of the pop music scene for decades. Despite declining popularity in the US, Madonna managed to hit the charts across Europe, with her electro-pop disco album “Confessions on a Dance Floor” in the mid-2000s.
In 2018, the pop star teamed up with blockchain company Ripple to raise money for orphaned children in Miami.