When you boast a net worth of $285 million, you can buy an NFT valued at $450,000 for $1.3 million just because you like it. The man in question is pop star Justin Bieber who has made a foray into the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) by dropping some big peaches! Why Bieber paid 300% more than the floor price is a mystery, our best guess is he liked the no-frill “New Punk Blue” background of BAYC #3001. There is no doubt the ‘baby’ singer is no baby when it comes to NFT. His OpenSea account named “JustinBieberNFTS” flaunts 619 NFTs from a total of 49 collections, and its latest entrant is this weeping ape character featuring dark brown fur and a dark gray T-shirt.
The NFT marketplace is always grabbing eyeballs and more so when a celebrity is involved. Twitterverse had a busy day discussing Bieber’s shopping. Valued initially at 104 ether, Bieber spent 500 ether for a not-so-rare NFT with most characteristics ranking over 5% in rarity. Gmoney.eth wrote, ‘Next time you think you’re down bad, just remember that [email protected] just bought a floor ape for 500 ETH.’ theweeknd.eth excerpted, ‘Justin Bieber really paid 5x the Bored Ape floor price for an ape with no rare traits. He just got finessed.’
Next time you think you’re down bad, just remember that .@justinbieber just bought a floor ape for 500 ETH.
— gmoney.eth (@gmoneyNFT) January 29, 2022
Not too long ago, renowned rapper Eminem purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for $450,000 as the NFT ‘aped’ him, pun intended. The graphic sported the signature Bored Ape figure dressed in a khaki army cap and a gold chain necklace, a staple look worn by Eminem in his performances and media interviews.