Rap star Ye, previously called Kanye West, has actually submitted numerous trademark applications that show the artist might be preparing to mint his own non-fungible tokens (NFTs), together with a vast array of physical items.
According to trademark lawyer Josh Gerben, Ye has submitted 17 new trademark applications around his YEEZUS name, which suggest the rap artist intends “to release YEEZUS-branded theme park, NFT’s, toys and more.”
More particularly, he has actually submitted trademark applications for “blockchain-based non-fungible assets,” “currencies and tokens,” and “online retailer services including … digital art.”
One filing even keeps in mind the capacity for “providing an online marketplace for buyers of crypto and/digital collectibles, currencies, tokens, and assets.”
The applications likewise consist of a vast array of other items, consisting of theme park, physical and online retailers, toys, video games, sporting devices, project buttons, clothes, bags, family products, and cosmetics.
The objective to release NFTs reveals a u-turn in the rap artist’s anti-NFT position. Just previously this year, Ye stated to his 10.5 m Instagram fans that he will not do NFTs (at that time, a minimum of).
“Do not ask me to do a fucking NFT,” he stated, including, “Ask me later.”
In the caption of the post, the artist stated, “IN THE MEANTIME I’M NOT ON THAT WAVE I MAKE MUSIC AND PRODUCTS IN THE REAL LIFE.” This might describe the filing application for parks, amusement items, and shops. West has actually formerly revealed interest in developing his own theme park.
“What I want to do post-Grammys is I want to work on cities, I want to work on amusement parks, I want to change entertainment experiences,” he apparently stated “[It’s] something like if McQueen or Tarsem [Singh] was to meet the entertainment value of a Cirque du Soleil or a Walt Disney.”