80s Icons Madonna, Stallone Carve Out a Slice of the NFT Pie – And Beckham’s Keen, Too
If you’re aching after the Eighties, the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) world – and some of the biggest celebs from the decade that fashion forgot – would like a word with you. And when they’re done, Nineties throwbacks are next in line.
*Editor’s warning: If cringeworthy 80s-themed puns aren’t to your liking, look away now.*
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.
The ape is also covered in symbols not unlike those used in Middle Eastern tradition to ward off the evil eye – a nod toward Madonna’s not infrequent use of Christian and Jewish Kabbalistic religious imagery in her music videos.
Madonna also posted about her NFT and “metaverse” journey on Instagram. The ape in question is #4988, and the OpenSea marketplace data appears to show that the Material Girl is currently on an ethereum (ETH) spending spree.
The wallet holder – almost certainly Madonna herself, as she stated that she received the token from MoonPay, the last address to have transferred ape #4988 – has made a number of digital art and collectible purchases in the past few hours. Like a (crypto) Virgin, she appears to be somewhat new to this game and is splashing the ETH left, right, and center. Things are getting Borderline excessive. Cryptonews.com just hopes her account doesn’t get Frozen. Just Papa don’t Preach about those gas fees!
If you need to take a Holiday from bad 80s gags, we’re not done yet: the definitive muscle-bound Hollywood screen star of the decade Sylvester “Sly” Stallone has urged his followers to “get some ethereum” and create a MetaMask or Coinbase wallet…before splurging on his own range of Rambo and Rocky-themed NFTs named SLYGuys.
“Only” an eye-watering 9,997 SLYGuy tokens will be minted, an official website explained.