Eminem has shelled out $452,000 (£335,092) for an NFT ape that’s been designed in his likeness.
The NFT, which is named EminApe, is wearing the style of peaked hat Eminem often wears and a gold chain. It was created by user Grandpa Ape Yacht Club, according to Futurism.
And it seems as though Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, was keen to get his hands on the NFT - or non-fungible token - and snapped it on New Year’s Eve.
He got the Ethereum-based ape for 123.45 ETH ($452,000).
As of yet, the rapper hasn’t confirmed the purchase, but he did change his Twitter profile picture to the ape.
The bloke who sold it, who calls himself GeeGazza on Twitter, seemingly can’t wrap his head around the fact - he tweeted a screenshot of Eminem’s profile, writing: “I’m living in a simulation."
In a follow up he wrote: “I mean, does it get any bigger than Eminem?”
He’d previously tweeted to say he hoped the rapper would buy the ape, writing in November: “I still think @Eminem is destined to buy my @BoredApeYC one day.”
According to Decrypt, Eminem has bought ‘at least 15 NFTs’ on OpenSea under the name Shady Holdings.
Last month, one of Bored Ape NFTs sold for just over $3,000 instead of $250,000 due to a ‘fat-fingered’ typing error.
The owner of Bored Ape 3,547 was listing the digital artwork, which is one of only 10,000 available, for sale when they accidentally entered just 0.75 Ethereum (ETH) rather than 75 ETH.
An automated account instantly snapped up the artwork and put it back on sale for nearly $250,000. Ouch.
Maxnaut, the original seller, told CNet a 'lapse of concentration' caused the mistake and it was too late to fix it by the time he spotted it.
He said: "I instantly saw the error as my finger clicked the mouse but... it was instantly sniped before I could click 'Cancel' - and just like that, $250,000 was gone.”
In a post on Twitter he said: “Sometimes you f**k up, make a bad buy, out of gas fail, send Eth to the wrong wallet or fat finger a listing.
“It's going to happen. But, letting it occupy your mind for even one second after you can no longer affect the outcome is purely hurting yourself twice.”
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