A man dressed as Snopp Dogg, a legendary hip-hop artist, went around NFT.NYC he was hired to “drum up excitement” at the conference and aid more adoption of NFTs.
Kevin Collier described his interaction with the fictitious Snoop Dogg at the NFT event in Times Square in a tweet. Collier claimed that the individual who dressed as the well-known rapper was an imposter hired to “drum up hype” rather than Snoop Dogg himself. The event “feels like a metaphor,” Collier continued, alluding to the NFTs’ copyright concerns.
Regiscake, a Twitter user, posted a picture of a fake Snoop Dogg wearing a VIP nametag that read, “Doop Snogg“:
Even though Doop Snogg was present to heighten the thrill of the occasion, not everyone was pleased. Synthpop, a Redditor, blasted the action, saying that NFTs use false art, fake hype, and phony Snoop. They wrote, “So far, everything is on-brand.
The bogus Snoop Dogg didn’t win over Reddit user az either. The Redditor expressed their displeasure by pointing out that NFTs, a technology developed to safeguard authenticity, are currently “being marketed with a phony version of a person.”
Along with “industry VIPs” like Justin Beiber, Bruce Willis, and Ashton Kutcher, the venerable rapper was mentioned as a strategic investor in a funding round of the on- and off-ramp provider MoonPay in April. After that, MoonPay recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records to introduce an NFT market:
The song “A Hard Working Man,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus and the actual Snoop Dogg, was released in March. Animal Concerts, a metaverse firm, supported the release with a 50,000-piece NFT drop in addition to the single.