In a recent Instagram post, popular American rapper Kanye West “Ye” made it clear to his followers around the world that he’s not interested in non-fungible tokens (NFTs), at least for the meantime, maybe. West said he believes in his music and real products, and pleaded with his fans to stop asking him to engage in the latest NFT trends.
Don’t ask Kanye West about NFTs
West, in a handwritten statement, noted:
“My focus is on building real products in the real world, real shelter, real clothes, and real food, do not ask me to do a f***ing NFT, ye ask me later”
By ending his statement on “ask me later,” the American rapper seems not to be interested in NFTs at the moment, but surely didn’t rule out the possibility of participating in the market in the future.
Celebs in NFT
The NFT market went mainstream last year following the mindblowing sales of different contents, including Beeple’s Everydays’ collection that sold for nearly $70 million. During the market frenzy, the first-ever tweet by Jack Dorsey, the former chief executive officer at Twitter, was sold for nearly $3 million, Coindictate reported.
While West seems not to be interested in owning or launching an NFT project, there are already many musicians, athletes, and high-profile figures that own different collections of NFTs today, including Lil Baby, Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, 2 Chainz, and many others.
Basketball legend Mario Chalmers, recently launched a limited NFT collection on the Binance NFT marketplace, together with 2Crazy and Playmaker.