Before the legendary rapper paid nearly half a million dollars to pick up his 'EminApe' NFT, talk show host Jimmy Fallon had bought one, among several others.
Legendary rapper Eminem spent nearly $462,000 to buy a non-fungible token (NFT) ape from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) on December 23. Eminem bought the NFT on the marketplace platform OpenSea for 123.45 Ethers.
After purchasing the NFT, Eminem changed his Twitter profile picture to that of the dazed-looking ape, wearing a brown military-style hat and hip-hop clothing.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was named one of the 100 greatest artistes of all time by Rolling Stones magazine. The Detroit native has sold over 220 million records across the globe. In a career spanning over three decades, Eminem has won 15 Grammy music awards and the 2002 Oscar for best original song, Lose Yourself, in the movie 8 Mile.