Madonna has joined the movement of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the purchase of a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
The NFT in question is BAYC #4988, which shows a pink monkey wearing punk-style clothing, including a black hat with a chain and a black t-shirt.
According to OpenSea’s historical data, the NFT was bought for 180 ETH or approximately $560,000 at the time of purchase.
Madonna announced her entry into the metaverse on her official Twitter profile and thanked Moonpay, which provides a fast and simple method for purchasing and selling crypto, for facilitating it.
I finally entered the MetaVerse…,……….. My very own Ape! 🦧 Thanks @moonpay 🪄 We all need protection from Evil Eye. 🧿 pic.twitter.com/We5p9iy4hS— Madonna (@Madonna) March 25, 2022
With her purchase of an NFT from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Madonna joins a growing list of celebrities who own NFTs, in particular, BAYC NFTs.
Eminem and Justin Bieber also bought Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs in January, each for more than $450,000.
American rapper Gunna made headlines in December after buying a BAYC NFT for more than $300,000 and tattooing it on his leg.