Snoop Dogg, the well-known rapper, tweeted on Monday that he’s the one behind a Twitter account that discusses NFTs. Sure, this actually is a factor that’s occurred. Whereas Snoop Dogg has launched NFTs earlier than, that’s not likely something new for celebrities — working a Twitter account that constantly tweets about crypto, and proudly owning round 100 of the crypto tokens, nevertheless, could be one other stage. Is that this reveal actual? A prank? It’s unclear, however it positive is attention-grabbing.

@CozomoMedici (seemingly named after a prominent Renaissance-era Italian banker) is a Twitter account that’s amassed fairly a number of followers within the month or two it’s been energetic and speaking about crypto. A part of what’s made the account splashy is that it’s seemingly spent millions on NFTs. The individual behind the Medici account has been speaking about releasing their private particulars for at least a few days now, even running a poll inviting folks to guess at their true id. (No, Snoop Dogg was not one of many choices, however AOC and the lead singer of Muse had been). It culminated at the moment with the individual behind the account saying that they had been going to tweet their id from their private account, saying that it will be found as a result of they’re significantly well-known. 5 minutes later, Snoop Dogg tweeted “I am @CozomoMedici.”

It’s tempting to make use of Medici’s involvement with Jason Derulo, singer of “Whatcha Say” and “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg),” as proof of his prominence within the house. The R&B artist thanked Medici for helping him purchase a CryptoPunk earlier this month, however at the moment’s (attainable) reveal raises the query: did Derulo look to Medici as a result of they had been outstanding within the NFT house, or did he understand it was truly one of his peers?

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

While you see a superb NFT.
Picture: Warner Data

Whereas 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 collection (a few of which had been bought for hundreds of thousands of {dollars} price 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? Effectively, in fact I went and snooped on their OpenSea account, and I discovered some issues that may be fairly amusing if Medici seems to really 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.

One of many NyanDogg NFTs bought by Medici.

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

By George it’s!

There’s, in fact, the likelihood that this can be a troll on Snoop Dogg’s half, or that Medici and Snoop coordinated this and the actual Medici’s id remains to be unknown. The Medici Twitter account has favored a ton of tweets regarding 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 realize).

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 laborious to inform what the fallout from all this can be. Will Snoop Dogg grow to be a thought chief within the NFT house? Will extra celebrities come out as having run crypto accounts (maybe Snoop’s good friend Martha Stewart is Pranksy)? Or will this complete factor end up to have been an elaborate prank?

In the meanwhile, the reply to all of these questions is unclear, however there’s one concrete consequence of Snoop’s tweet: his mentions at the moment are full of folks pitching him NFT tasks. By no means thought I’d have that in frequent with him.

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


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