Kanye West is one of the most iconic rappers & many artists have jumped into the race to offer digital items only in the form of NFT and have made a lot of money as a result. But Kanye isn’t interested.
The popularity of NFTs does not appear to be limited to the sphere of art; rather, it appears to be growing across a range of businesses that value content creativity.
Lindsay Lohan’s Fursona, Snoop Dogg’s NFT Sitcom, Paris Hilton’s charming NFTs, and, most recently, Eminem’s NFT Beat are all examples of NFTs. These are just a few names from a long list of celebrities that took advantage of the buzz.
While nearly every artist looks to be on board, the NFT movement has not yet converted all artists. One well-known figure who has recently come out against this movement is Kanye West.
The American rapper has expressed major doubts about joining the NFT bandwagon. Many of Kanye’s fans appear to have requested that he participate in the NFT game.
But, Kanye being Kanye, he isn’t afraid to express himself, even if it’s unconventional.
Kanye’s point of view was plainly stated in his handwritten statement. His top priority is physical, tangible goods.
“My focus is on building real products in the real world. Real food. Real clothes. Real shelter. Do not ask me to do a f***ing NFT.” He said.
Kanye, on the other hand, did not dismiss the potential of NFTs. He just prefers to do it when he feels like it. “Ask me later,” the “Famous” singer said at the end.
The advancement of technology and the emergence of NFT have considerably benefited celebrities in commercializing their figures and products while maintaining traditional methods of generating revenue.
Celebrities are hard at work developing and releasing a wide range of NFT-related items.
Kanye, unlike other NFT tyrants, does not believe that the entire digital-asset concept is completely worthless. Earlier this month, the musician revealed his displeasure with the paparazzi after being filmed at Miami International Airport.
He also proposed that NFTs might be a solution.
“Right now you get to shoot us without having to pay, I’mma change that… You know, NFT people get paid in perpetuity on a product that they put out.”
Kanye appeared as a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” in 2020 and expressed admiration for “Bitcoin dudes.” He indirectly agreed that Bitcoin represented “real emancipation” for Americans.