Kanye West NFT Instagram Post
Image Credit: @kanyewest
Kanye West NFT Instagram Post
Image Credit: @kanyewest
Kanye West NFT Instagram Post
Image Credit: @kanyewest

Kanye West May Be Making NFTs After All

Ye, TAFKA Kanye West, appears to have had a change of heart on the topic of NFTs. Reports have emerged of the artist filing trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) late last month pertaining to digital spaces like the metaverse.

As reported by Fortune, Ye’s applications were lodged on May 27, with potential intent to create ‘blockchain-based non-fungible assets’, ‘currencies and tokens’ and ‘online retail store services featuring…digital art’.

This demonstrates a backflip for the capricious Gemini, whose much-publicised return to Instagram earlier this year included a notable outburst in February that stated ‘My focus is on building real products in the real world… Do not ask me to do a fucking NFT.' He did close the hand-written transmission with ‘Ask me later’, suggesting he was open to the idea at some point. It looks like that point is right now.

As far as what the NFTs and associated digital products could be remains scant. Could there be Yeezy NFTs in the works? It’s not impossible: close affiliate adidas have already invested in a couple of metaverse projects with Prada and Bored Ape Club.

‘So go ahead, go nuts, go apeshit / ‘Specially in my Pastelle, on my BAPE shit.’

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