Who knew the name Madonna and the term “non-fungible token” would come together? If you haven’t heard the news yet, Madonna has shown full support for NFTs since her announcement of backing up BAYC and the release of her digital assets in May 2022.
Recently, she has gotten into a mix of NFT issues – specifically the $1.3M Bored Ape and more people raising more questions about her own NFT collection.
So, what’s happening with one of pop music’s most iconic artists and the future of digital creativity?
Madonna Devastated from Her “Dream” NFT
Yes, Madonna got into the celebrity BAYC madness last May 2022. She also wanted a specific Bored Ape: Bored Ape # 3756. It had a leather bike helmet and multicolored teeth. To her, this illustration spoke to her… until someone got to her first. Claimed as a fan of hers, the buyer was as obsessed as the Queen of Pop herself. Nobody knows whether this move was due to insecurity or simply for the purpose of authority, but Madonna was not happy knowing someone else beat her to it.
Instead, Madge bought Bored Ape # 4988; a similar BAYC yet not as “glamorous” as the one she initially wanted. Nevertheless, she bought it for roughly $1.3M.
However, even though she claimed that # 3756 was based on her style, BAYC creator Yuba Labs denied it. They said they never design any of the NFTs after a specific celebrity, but they did see Madonna’s claim as a compliment.
And Then There’s the…”Mother of Creation”
So the obsession for a specific Bored Ape was one thing but have you ever heard of her NFT lineup, “Mother of Creation”? While it may be considered the more unique kind of NFT, it is also probably not the most bizarre; not the rad kind of bizarre but rather the “why” kind.
Picture this: a fully nude 3D version of Madonna herself in the post-apocalyptic setting as Mother Nature gives birth to the wilderness. Literally.
The creators call it a “metamorphosis” of life as it shows the Mother offspringing creatures like insects, trees, and mountains. Another scene shows her sensually lying down on a destroyed car as the concrete jungle around her crumbles.
It is quite a wacky experience, but while some may argue this is another subjective form of art, others in the NFT community say this is nothing more than just shock value imitating art. Whether it is real art or not is up to you, although crypto Twitter isn’t quite glad about Madonna dipping her toes into digital assets.