So Snoop Dogg just claimed to be a prominent NFT booster

Snoop Dogg, the well-known rapper, tweeted on Monday that he’s the one behind a Twitter account that discusses NFTs. Yes, this actually is a factor that’s occurred. While Snoop Dogg has launched NFTs earlier than, that’s not likely something new for celebrities — operating a Twitter account that always tweets about crypto, and proudly owning round a hundred of the crypto tokens, nevertheless, would be one other degree. Is this reveal actual? A prank? It’s unclear, nevertheless it certain is fascinating.

@CozomoMedici (seemingly named after a prominent Renaissance-era Italian banker) is a Twitter account that’s amassed fairly a few followers within the month or two it’s been energetic and speaking about crypto. Part of what’s made the account splashy is that it’s seemingly spent thousands and thousands on NFTs. The individual behind the Medici account has been speaking about releasing their private particulars for a minimum of a few days now, even operating a ballot inviting individuals to guess at their true identification. (No, Snoop Dogg was not one of many choices, however AOC and the lead singer of Muse had been). It culminated right this moment with the individual behind the account saying that they had been going to tweet their identification from their private account, saying that it might be found as a result of they’re significantly well-known. Five minutes later, Snoop Dogg tweeted “I am @CozomoMedici.”

It’s tempting to use Medici’s involvement with Jason Derulo, singer of “Whatcha Say” and “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg),” as proof of his prominence within the area. The R&B artist thanked Medici for serving to him buy a CryptoPunk earlier this month, however right this moment’s (doable) reveal raises the query: did Derulo look to Medici as a result of they had been prominent within the NFT area, or did he realize it was truly one in all his friends?

Image of Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg looking off-screen with surprised faces.

When you see a superb NFT.
Image: Warner Records

While the Medici account is comparatively new, solely being created final month, it’s nonetheless managed to achieve some notoriety, having been talked about in a story by crypto outlet The Block. The Medici OpenSea account additionally has round 100 NFTs in its assortment (a few of which had been bought for thousands and thousands of {dollars} value of Ethereum).

I do know the query you’re asking… no, screaming… no, freestyle rapping at your monitor: has Cozomo de Medici purchased any Snoop Dogg-themed NFTs? Well, after all I went and snooped on their OpenSea account, and I discovered some issues that may be fairly amusing if Medici seems to truly be Snoop.

First, a couple of minutes after Snoop tweeted his confession, the Medici account purchased two weed-themed NFTs by an artist named NyanDogg. The account has additionally been despatched a cloud of blunt and Snoop-themed NFTs because the reveal.

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One of the NyanDogg NFTs bought by Medici.

Hey, wait, isn’t that Snoop’s Twitter avatar?

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By George it’s!

There is, after all, the chance that that is a troll on Snoop Dogg’s half, or that Medici and Snoop coordinated this and the actual Medici’s identification continues to be unknown. The Medici Twitter account has preferred a ton of tweets relating to Snoop Dogg’s, however to be trustworthy, if Snoop claimed to be me, I’d like tweets about it too, even supposing I’m not truly Snoop Dogg (so far as you recognize).

Tweet retweeted by Snoop Dogg reading: “with so much drama in the N-F-Ts it’s kinda hard being @CozomoMedici but he somehow some way keep buyin’ up slick ass jpegs like every day”

It’s arduous to inform what the fallout from all this can be. Will Snoop Dogg turn out to be a thought chief within the NFT area? Will extra celebrities come out as having run crypto accounts (maybe Snoop’s pal Martha Stewart is Pranksy)? Or will this entire factor prove to have been an elaborate prank?

At the second, the reply to all of these questions is unclear, however there’s one concrete consequence of Snoop’s tweet: his mentions are actually full of individuals pitching him NFT tasks. Never thought I’d have that in widespread with him.

Final word: whereas, once more, I can not stress sufficient that there’s no arduous proof linking Snoop and the Medici account, there’s another important clue to level out: Medici usually indicators off tweets with a wine emoji. You know who has his personal model of wine? Snoop Dogg. Case closed everybody, we’ve completely nailed it down.

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