Eminem and Snoop Dogg made waves on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards final evening after they took the stage for his or her groundbreaking efficiency contained in the metaverse.
The pair started performing “From The D 2 The LBC,” which is their first collaboration collectively in over 20 years, when abruptly, they had been transported from the dwell stage to a psychedelic dreamland. They are often seen as animated characters earlier than turning into Bored Apes.
Full efficiency of Snoop Dogg & Eminem that includes Bored Ape Yacht Membership on the #VMA’s.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) August 29, 2022
It is the “first metaverse-inspired efficiency to ever grace an award present,” based on a press launch from Eminem.
Eminem paid an estimated $460,000 for his EminApe in January 2022, per Hypebeast, and Snoop joined the “Bored Ape Yacht Membership” in December 2021. “After I APE in I APE all the best way in!!,” Snoop tweeted on the time.
Nevertheless, some followers of the rappers weren’t pleased with their revolutionary efficiency.
It was disappointing for followers not seeing Em performing bodily. I consider you all are disconnected with the fanbase needs. We’re not money machines, we’re human beings. And the superb pics of him you’ll drop as crumbs for the followers will not change something.
— Daphne (@ShadyDaphne) August 29, 2022
One other added, “Eminem and Snoop performing as NFTs within the metaverse. I hate the whole lot about this.”
However, some praised the efficiency for bringing consciousness to the expertise.
Seeing loads of fud across the Snoop canine x Eminem vma efficiency however they did an amazing job exercising the ability of digital possession. Confirmed them irl/a digital avatar of themselves within the metaverse.. in comparison with their NFT avatar. (which is unquestionably cooler for my part)
“The music #NFT business took an enormous step ahead with the efficiency of @SnoopDogg and @Eminem #web3,” Turner Blockchain echoed.
Regardless of the combined reactions to the rappers’ efficiency, the metaverse was an enormous theme of the night, with BLACKPINK taking house the first-ever award for “Greatest Metaverse Efficiency.”