Snoop Dogg, the famed musician, tweeted on Monday that he’s the one behind a Twitter account that discusses NFTs. Yes, this truly is a thing that’s happened. While Snoop Dogg has produced NFTs before, it’s not really anything new for celebrities – operating a Twitter account that continuously tweets about crypto, and owning roughly a hundred of the crypto tokens, however, would be another level. Is this reveal real? A prank? It’s unclear, but it sure is interesting.
Snoop Dogg Just Claimed NFT Booster
Twitter account that’s gathered quite a few followers in the month or two it’s been active and talking about crypto. Part of what’s made the account splashy is that it’s seemingly spent millions on NFTs. The person behind the Medici account has been talking about disclosing their personal details for at least a few days now, even running a poll urging people to guess at their genuine identity. (No, Snoop Dogg was not one among the selections, but AOC and the lead singer of Muse were). It culminated today with the person behind the account claiming that they were going to tweet their identity from their personal account, saying that it would be discovered because they’re very renowned. Five minutes later, Snoop Dogg tweeted “I am @CozomoMedici.”
It’s tempting to use Medici’s relationship with Jason Derulo, singer of “Whatcha Say” and “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg),” as evidence of his importance in the space. The R&B artist thanked Medici for helping him purchase a CryptoPunk earlier this month, but today’s (potential) disclosure raises the question: did Derulo look to Medici because they were popular in the NFT market, or did he realise it was truly one of his peers?
Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg looking off-screen with shocked faces
While the Medici account is relatively young, only been formed last month, it’s nevertheless managed to earn some attention, having been highlighted in a report by crypto outlet The Block. The Medici OpenSea account also contains roughly 100 NFTs in its collection (some of which were purchased for millions of dollars worth of Ethereum) (some of which were purchased for millions of dollars worth of Ethereum).
WHAT’S AN NFT?
NFTs allow you to buy and sell ownership of unique digital things and keep track of who owns them via the blockchain. NFT stands for “non-fungible token,” and it can technically include anything digital, including drawings, animated GIFs, tunes, or things in video games. An NFT can either be one-of-a-kind, like a real-life painting, or one copy of many, like trading cards, but the blockchain keeps track of who has ownership of the file.
NFTs have been making news lately, some selling for millions of dollars, with high-profile memes like Nyan Cat and the “deal with it” sunglasses being put up for auction. There’s also a lot of controversy concerning the tremendous electricity use and environmental implications of NFTs. If you (understandably) still have queries, you can go through our NFT FAQ.
I know the question you’re asking… no, screaming… no, freestyle rapping at your monitor: has Cozomo de Medici acquired any Snoop Dogg-themed NFTs? Well, of course I went and snooped on their OpenSea account, and I found some stuff that would be really entertaining if Medici turns out to actually be Snoop.
First, a few minutes after Snoop tweeted his confession, the Medici account bought two weed-themed NFTs by an artist named NyanDogg. The account has also been sent a cloud of blunt and Snoop-themed NFTs since the reveal.