Snoop Dogg claims to be Cozomo de’ Medici, a pseudonymous crypto-Twitter celebrity who owns a highly valuable collection of NFTs, according to the rapper.
After debuting his own branded collectibles this spring, Snoop Dogg has expanded his reach into the NFT arena by collaborating with Nyan Cat, who is best known as the author of the popular meme “Nyan Cat.”
In contrast, the rapper’s most recent action is completely unexpected: he claims to be the true person behind a pseudonymous crypto Twitter personality—one who has spent millions of dollars amassing a highly valuable collection of blue chip Ethereum network functions tokens (NFTs).
Snoop Dogg revealed to his 19 million followers on Monday that he is Cozomo de’ Medici, a pseudonymous NFT collector who joined Twitter in August and went by the handle Cozomo de’ Medici.
The past few weeks, Cozomo has been tweeting regularly about his NFT trip, bringing attention to the vast quantities of money spent on popular NFT collections while also demonstrating an in-depth awareness of the culture.
Snoop Dogg is not alone in his celebrity NFT collection. He is also not the first celebrity to create a separate crypto-centric “burner” account on Twitter: fellow rapper and YouTube star KSI, for example, uses one to keep his crypto-related musings off of his primary account to avoid being flagged as spam.
I am @CozomoMedici— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 20, 2021
However, Snoop did not develop his NFT-centric Twitter identity in front of the public, nor did he link it to his existing social media accounts. Initially, it was only a pseudonym with no apparent connection to Snoop Dogg, and he opted only yesterday to unveil it to the world.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Snoop looks to be in possession of a very valuable NFT collection. Cozomo de’ Medici’s wallet contains more than $17 million in collectibles, according to DappRadar’s portfolio estimation tool for cryptocurrencies.
With nine CryptoPunks, the collection is highlighted by one NFT with a profile photo, the most valuable of which is believed to be worth $4.6 million based on current market pricing.
Besides that, the wallet has a total of 10 Meebit NFTs—the 3D avatars produced by CryptoPunks developers Larva Labs—and a variety of NFTs from the Art Blocks series, which generates generative artworks.
An NFT functions as a receipt or a deed of ownership for a digital asset that has been proven to be scarce, and it can represent anything from a still image to a video file to a video game item and much more.
The wallet also contains an NFT from photographer Justin Aversano’s Twin Flames collection, as well as a couple of Moonshot Bots that are used to aid in the development of Ethereum-based applications. Recently, Cozomo shared his thoughts on the importance of assisting Ethereum devs via his Twitter feed.
Snoop also appears to be in possession of a number of Tom Sachs’ Rocket Factory NFTs, which are from the same collection that Budweiser purchased.
The wallet of Cozomo has been receiving a constant supply of weird collectibles since yesterday, much like Budweiser, which discovered its wallet flooded with all sorts of random NFTs once the address was made public.
Did I imagine my very 1st purchase of a “useless” jpeg would cost $2m USD?
Absolutely not. It should have been $4m.
Frens, today I share the uncensored tale of how I entered the wild world of NFTs.
From 0 to 8 figures in 30 days. Grab a glass, take a seat, & hold on tight.🍷👇— Cozomo de’ Medici (@CozomoMedici) September 3, 2021
Additionally, Snoop Dogg retweeted DCinvestor, a well-known NFT investor and project advisor, in addition to revealing his pseudonymous name on Twitter yesterday. Additionally, Cozomo’s wallet is the proud owner of the Snoop x Nyancat NFT, which Snoop Dogg is presently using as his main profile photo on social media.
Assuming it’s all some sort of con, it’s a clever one, and one that hasn’t been revealed yet: Snoop has gone on to tweet about things other than NFT, such as a cooperation with Beyond Meats. While all of this is going on, Cozomo’s Twitter account said yesterday that it will no longer discuss the true person behind the pseudonym.
“As my fame is considerable, the tweet will no doubt be discovered. Those who are curious to [know] my identity will soon know it,” Cozomo tweeted. “Those who do not care, or simply prefer to not know the source of my vast fame and fortune, may simply not research. I will keep this account focused on NFTs, and not mention this again here.”