After stars like Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and many others popstar Madonna has joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club
Leading the line is Madonna, the quintessential lady of the 80s, who took to Twitter to show off a Bored Ape Yacht Club creation that appears to have been formed in her image. It features an item of “S&M” headgear and a cigarette, a hat-tip (we warned you about these puns) to the iconic “Justify My Love” promotional images.
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.
Accordingly, Madonna purchased the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT via MoonPay. This platform facilitates crypto trading using your credit card. Although it was recently launched, MoonPay already boasts over 5 million users.
Surprisingly, many celebrities seem to use MoonPay as well. Much like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Heart bought Bored Ape NFTs using the trading platform.