An NFT Even Madonna Could Not Buy Despite Being ‘Hellbent’ On Acquiring it
- There was a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT that Madonna Louise Ciccone is obssessed with but could’nt buy due to its high price
- According to her, the rainbow-toothed NFT has “trippy” fur, an “S&M” hat, and a motorcycle jacket and the seller asked $1.27 million for it
American singer, songwriter, and actress Madonna Louise Ciccone is obsessed with a certain rainbow-toothed ape from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection but seemed upset over its high price.
During an interview with Variety, Madonna revealed that she has been pinning over Bored Ape #3756 NFT, worth around 800,69 ETH or $1.27 million. According to her, the rainbow-toothed NFT has “trippy” fur, an “S&M” hat, and a motorcycle jacket.
“I was hellbent on getting an Ape and really specific about what I wanted: the Ape with a leather motorcycle cap on and multicolored teeth,”She stated.
According to Forbes, Madonna has a net worth of $575 million and has made $1.2 billion over the course of her illustrious career. She ultimately chose to purchase Bored Ape #4988 on MoonPay. In March, the cryptocurrency payments business sent 180 ETH to Madonna’s wallet in exchange for the non-fungible token.
However, #4988 isn’t a bad alternative. The ape Madonna owns has the same black S&M cap and colorful fur as Ape #376. Out of the 10,000 NFTs in the collection, the NFT she wants is ranked 123rd, whereas the one she already owns is ranked 3,754, according to Rarity Sniper data.
The superstar said that many people told her that the specific NFT is inspired by her and was brought by a woman who is a fan of Madonna.
“She was gonna sell it to me, but it was way too expensive,”she added.
On the other hand, BAYC creators Yuga Labs dismissed the claim of Ape #3756 being inspired by Madonna by saying that Apes “aren’t necessarily designed or modeled after anyone specifically.”
“The Yuga Labs team loves it when people see themselves in certain apes. The S&M hat is one of the founders’ favorite characteristics in the collection; they love anything punk rock. Madonna helped popularize that style, which the founders are a fan of,”a Yuga Labs representative told Decrypt.
Notably, Madonna has shown a serious interest in NFTs, and partnered with Beeple for a year to create a series of philosophical ETH non-fungible tokens, “Mother of Creation.” The non-fungible tokens are in the form of video renderings showcasing a naked Madonna in various sci-fi environments. The proceeds, worth $308.65 from the three NFTs sold back in May, went to charity.