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March 2022

Madonna Becomes the Latest Star to Join the Bored Ape Yacht Club

The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), comprising celebrities and millionaires, almost looks like a star-studded film cast. The newest member to join the BAYC is popstar Madonna.

The 63-year old singer Madonna revealed in an Instagram post that she had acquired a Bored Ape non-fungible token (NFT) valued at more than half a million dollars.

On Thursday evening, the American singer-songwriter told her 17.8 million followers that she had ‘entered the metaverse’ by acquiring Bored Ape #4988, an animated monkey with funky fur and an ‘S&M hat.’

Madonna also thanked MoonPay, a financial technology company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto. The platform has been buying big-ticket NFTs on behalf of celebrities since late last year.

OpenSea transaction records highlight that MoonPay acquired Madonna’s Bored Ape NFT for 180 ether which was around $564,000 last week. The platform later transferred the piece to a wallet presumably owned by Madonna two days ago.

Bored Ape NFTs have been making a lot of headlines lately. Another recent development that boosted the NFTs’ popularity was when rapper Snoop Dogg collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to create music NFTs inspired by Bored Ape.

Reportedly, American rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa released a set of music tracks as NFTs where ApeCoin (APE) and BAYC are the themes on Thursday.

As reported by FXEmpire earlier, Yuga Labs, the firm behind Bored Ape Yacht NFT collection, secured a significant funding round led by the crypto industry’s most prominent venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

Yuga Labs aims to use the $450 million funding to create an open Metaverse called ‘Otherside.’

Last week, the company also launched a cryptocurrency called ApeCoin (APE), which garnered considerable social media attention. The token will be governed independently and used as the primary currency in Yuga Labs’ properties.

At press time, ApeCoin traded at $13.24, noting a 6.14% drop in price over 24-hours. After the token’s launch, each BAYC holder was awarded 10,094 APEs ($128,000) for each NFT they held as a reward.

From Yahoo! Finance


Madonna gets into the groove with Afrobeats star Fireboy DML on music video set

Madonna will be crossing the worlds of pop and Afrobeats by teaming up with man-of-the-moment Fireboy DML.

The queen of pop is set to release a remix of her 1998 song Frozen and has tapped on the rising Nigerian artist to join her on the track.

Announcing the collaboration, Madonna, 63, shared a series of photos of her and Fireboy, 26, posing together on the music video set.

In one shot, the pop icon is seen clad in a leather corset and matching hot pants while Fireboy matches her fishnet tights with a black string vest. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Madonna Instagram post without an obligatory ‘belfie’ so she included a risque photo of her crouching on the floor with her bum on show.

‘Frozen Remix song and video featuring @fireboydml. 🔥 🔥🔥 Music drops March 3rd. Video soon after! ❄️🥶❄️🎥 🎬 #frozen,’ she captioned the post.

It’s not the first time Madonna has remixed the hit track as it was given a new spin by Sickick last year and has so far amassed over 30million streams on Spotify.

From Metro.co.uk

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