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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Madonna wants to recreate iconic Britney Spears kiss on wild joint tour: ‘It would be really cool’

Madonna is keen to recreate her infamous kiss with Britney Spears, nearly 20 years after they first locked lips.

Not only that, the 63-year-old would love for the Toxic singer, 40, to join her on the road on tour in the future.

Taking part in an Instagram Live session with fans, a follower questioned the Hung Up singer on whether she wants to tour again sometime soon.

‘Hell yeah. I’ve got to. Stadiums baby,’ she replied. ‘Me and Britney, what about that? It would be really cool. We could reenact the original kiss.’

Madonna leant in for a kiss while on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, in 2003, sending the audience and viewers watching on from home into a spin.

Following their embrace, she also kissed Christina Aguilera as they continued their joint performance.

However, while appearing on the live, she admitted that she wasn’t sure whether Britney would want to join her.

Aside from plans to head back on the road, the Queen of pop has been busy getting a movie about her life and incredible career off the ground.

During the pandemic, the Like A Virgin musician focused on making the project a reality, and previously said: ‘I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer [and] a human being, trying to make her way in this world.

‘The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.’

All eyes have been on a possible cast for the biopic and Kanye West’s new girlfriend, Julia Fox, has been one of the names thrown around to appear.

Madonna confirmed this herself in a series of snaps on Instagram, showing the pair on a night out with Kanye, Antonio Brown and Floyd Mayweather, with the caption: ‘Went to dinner with Julia to talk about my movie and some other folks showed up……………… [sic].’

According to reports, the Uncut Gems actress is being considered to play the music icon’s pal, Debi Mazar.

From Metro.co.uk


Madonna poses in leather and fishnets for music announcement that divides fans

Madonna left fans feeling slightly conflicted with her most recent music announcement, doing so in a killer new look.

The singer took to her Instagram Stories to reveal that she was currently working on a series of remixes of her music titled Re-M-ix Revolution.

She then added a snapshot of herself posing in front of a wall in a colorful outfit consisting of a daring combination of fishnets and leather.

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Madonna donned a fishnet top, wearing a black leather bra underneath, that flexed her toned abs. She completed the look with a star-spangled denim jacket and red leather shorts.

With the picture, she added a poll for her fans that read: "Ready for a Remix Revolution?" While many responded in the positive, there were a few who responded with a "No."

Fans have been clamoring for more new music from the pop icon, which she revealed late last year that she was in the recording booth working on, along with several remixes.

She recently took to her feed to share a series of snapshots from her time in the studio perfecting 50 dance remixes to her music.

"In the Stu working on 50 dance remixes with @therealmikedean and a little help from @honeydijon," the Like a Virgin singer captioned her post.

Madonna opted for an all-black outfit consisting of a silk blouse with a mini skirt and fishnet tights, tied in with a pair of combat boots and sunglasses.

While a few responses were more mixed, many fans excitedly reacted to the photos with comments like: "This needs to be the next tour, a proper dance party tour," and: "50 Dance Remixes?! My dream come true!

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Madonna Poses with All Six Kids During Family Ski Trip to the Swiss Alps

Madonna's ski trip to the Swiss Alps was a family affair.

On Friday, the 63-year-old singer shared photos from her snowy vacation in Saanen, Switzerland, including a family snap featuring all six of her children.

Madonna is mom to sons Rocco Ritchie, 21, and David Banda, 16, whom she shares with Guy Ritchie; daughter Lourdes Leon, 25, whom she shares with Carlos Leon; plus daughters Mercy, 15, and twins Estere and Stella, 9.

'Farewell Gstaad……….We will never forget your Mountains or your Moonshine! ❄️⛷🏔🌙 💙🥲,' Madonna captioned the carousel of photos from the trip.

From People.com

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Muthaaaaa has survived 2021……….. ❤️‍🔥. God is Good 🙏. I am eternally grateful for the love and support of my family and friends and the incredible team of people around me that care for and guide me. Never forget that you’re family is your friend…….never forget that without them you are nothing……, But most of all……..and more importantly…..,,,,Never Doubt Yourself.


Madonna claims rapper Tory Lanez ripped off her song 'Into the Groove' in his latest track

Madonna is not holding back when it comes to protecting her music.

Last week, the Queen of Pop left a note on rapper Tory Lanez’s Instagram post, claiming that he illegally sampled her classic song “Into the Groove” on his new track “Pluto’s Last Comet” from his ’80s-inspired album Alone at Prom.

“Read your messages [for] illegal usage of my song get into the groove!” she wrote from her verified Instagram in an attempt to get his attention. As of publishing, the post has gained nearly 3,000 likes and almost 500 replies. Representatives from both artists have yet to respond to multiple requests seeking comment.

“Into the Groove” was written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray in 1985, and was featured in the film Desperately Seeking Susan, in which Madonna also starred.

Madonna’s accusation is the last thing Lanez needs right now. The rapper is currently in an ongoing trial for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after a party last summer. In October 2020, he was charged with felony assault and several gun counts that carry a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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