Lil Baby is one of the latest celebrities to snag a high-end non-fungible token (NFT).
Currently, the Atlanta rapper’s Twitter avatar is an NFT from the Bored Ape Yacht Club — one of the most highly sought-after collections. His NFT is named Bored Ape #129, and its unique traits include pink fur, a blue bonnet and a white tank top.
It also appears that Lil Baby’s Bored Ape has gotten a makeover. A Bored Ape affiliate account named New Mutant Apes tweeted, “Bored Ape #129 just dabbed an M2 serum and altered into Mutant Ape #10259.”
I mutated my ape ! Shoutout @MoonPayHQ @BoredApeYC pic.twitter.com/Gf8a1wEFrw
— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) November 4, 2021
Bored Ape #129 was purchased on the NFT marketplace OpenSea for 37.99 Ethereum (ETH), which equates to over $170,000, according to a TikTok posted by Mona_Vinci.
According to the TikToker, the NFT was purchased for Lil Baby by an account owned by MoonPay, a platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The user also suggests that a MoonPay endorsement deal may be in the works.
Lil Baby just bought a Bored Ape NFT…or did he? #nft #nfts #cryptocurrency
A connection between the two continues to unfold after Lil Baby’s performance on Nov. 3 at the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Ape Fest warehouse party in New York City, which was sponsored by MoonPay.
#apefest so lit @lilbaby4PF #bayc pic.twitter.com/2CWOAtHBn1
— totty.eth 🍌 (@totdgbtagb) November 4, 2021
Prior to Lil Baby’s new ownership, National Basketball Association (NBA) star Stephen Curry joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club earlier this year.
As previously reported by AfroTech, the Golden State Warriors superstar made headlines after buying the Bored Ape #7990 NFT for 1,500 ETH ($4.8 million USD).
Although he’s new to the Bored Ape Yacht Club, this isn’t Lil Baby’s first introduction to the NFT space.
In March, Bleacher Report teamed up with the NBA All Star Weekend and auctioned off digital basketballs minted off by him, as well as fellow rappers 2 Chainz, Jack Harlow and Quavo. Lil Baby’s custom design featured the infamous “4PF” — the name of his record label.
According to Decrypt, ten Gold Editions of each NFT basketball were auctioned off on NFT marketplace OpenSea.