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Madonna Joins the Bored Ape Yacht Club After Her NFTs Were Met With Mixed Reception


In a world where many musicians are turning to NFTs for their own art, it’s only natural that one of music’s most iconic figures, Madonna, would explore this new medium. 

Madonna’s latest artwork is an NFT triptych created in collaboration with 3D artist Beeple. The pieces continue Beeple’s trademark animation style, which has been well-known for delivering high quality visuals, and-perfectly captures the ideas of creation, motherhood, birth. 

But even though these are such powerful messages intended to inspire awe from all who view it, there was some confusion among viewers when trying to understand exactly what message each piece communicated.

Madonna, who is no stranger to criticism towards her artistry, explained that the nature of NFT pieces was meant as a form of empowerment for women across various cultures and ages. She said this representation allows them “to do what they’ve done since the beginning of time – giving birth.”

“On a more existential level, I’m giving birth to art and creativity, and we would be lost without both,” Madonna elaborated. “A lot of thought and conservation went into creating those videos.”

Fans still didn’t buy her explanation, but that mattered very little for the Queen of Pop as she continued to dive into the NFT world, buying her first Bored Ape in the process.

The singer has shown a deep interest in Non-Fungible Tokens beyond her own works and joins the long list of celebrities who have joined Bored Ape Yacht Club’s community.

DappRadar reported that the NFT she bought was a modified one, and it turns out this particular cryptocurrency was made through Moonpay. The fiat on-ramp payments provider has many celebrities as its users who want an easy way for them to enter crypto markets without first buying Ethereum or Bitcoin from an exchange like Coinbase.

According to OpenSea, Madonna’s NFT, Bored Ape #4988, is equivalent to 180 ETH, which is slightly over $466,000. It has several rare traits that include an orange background (13% of Bored Apes have this), a sleeveless logo t-shirt ( 1% have this trait), wide eyes (5% have this expression), DMT fur (2% have this fur style), S&M hat (2% have this type of headgear), and a Bored cigarette (7% have cigarettes in their mouth).

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