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NFT: Eminem and Snoop Dogg to perform Bored Apes at MTV Music Awards

Eminem and Snoop Dogg will perform together on Sunday at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) in a performance inspired by the Otherside metaverse and Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) NFT.

The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony will take place on August 28 in the United States; trending crypto news has already reported here that this time, the ceremony has opened a “best performance in the metaverse” category wanting to reward the growing virtual concerts. Nominees for the award include Justin Bieber, Rift Tour (with Ariana Grande) and Twenty One Pilots.

MTV Video Music Awards, an NFT one-of-a-kind show?

The Otherside is a collaborative project between Yuga Labs’ BAYC and NFT investments and gaming giant Animoca Brands.

Teaming up with Otherside creator Yuga Labs, the global rap icons will bring Otherside much of the mainstream exposure by transforming the VMA scene in style for their latest collaborative single “From the D 2 the LBC”. However, specific details of the implementation are scarce at this point.

Hip-hop stars Eminem and Snoop Dogg will perform an Otherside-themed show this Sunday at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

The show, which the press release calls “one of a kind,” is being developed in partnership with Yuga Labs. The stage is expected to be transformed to reflect the design studio’s metaverse and NFT aesthetic. According to the release, this will be the first time an awards ceremony will host a metaverse-inspired performance.

Launching in April 2021, the otherside project has been embraced by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Bieber. After being minted for around $200, they reached a record price of around $435,000 in May; the cheapest coins in the collection are 77 ETH (worth approximately $130,900) on OpenSea.

Snoop Dogg and Eminem, who purchased their own Bored Apes earlier this year, will perform on the song “From D 2 to LBC a rap collaboration they released in June that is nominated for Best Hip-Hop.” The music video features BAYC-themed animation and currently has over 46 million views.

Other components of the Otherside metaverse include mutant apes, Otherdeeds plots, and ApeCoin, the cryptocurrency that serves as a utility and governance token for the ecosystem. An Otherside game is also in the works, as well as a trilogy of short films. centered around Bored Apes.

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