Snoop Dogg and Eminem to Perform with their Bored Ape NFTs at 2022 MTV VMAs

This just in. Iconic rap artists Snoop Dogg and Eminem are returning to VMAs to perform with their BAYC NFTs in the Otherside metaverse.

Aug 27, 2022
by Akira Ming
Snoop Dogg and Eminem to Perform with their Bored Ape NFTs at 2022 MTV VMAs
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Snoop Dogg x Eminem set to perform with their Bored Ape NFTs at the VMAs

Guess what? Snoop Dogg and Eminem will bring their Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs to the VMAs this Sunday, by performing live in Yuga Lab's Otherside metaverse! According to MTV, both rap legends will perform their hit single "From the D 2 The LBC" in a never-seen-before virtual gig. 

To begin with, the music video for "From the D 2 The LBC" came out two months ago, featuring 2D animations of Snoop and Eminem's Bored Ape NFTs. It has been a notable success for sure, as the BAYC-themed music video gained more than 46 million views on YouTube. In fact, it has also received a VMA nomination for the "Best Hip-Hop" song. 

What will Snoop and Eminem's meta-inspired live performance look like? 

There are no sneak peeks or trailers available. But given that the duo will perform live in Otherside, many have high expectations for the virtual gig. For one thing, the Otherside went through two stress tests last month, and players were blown away by how smoothly the game ran and how well it handled a large number of users. With that in mind, many can't wait to see how Snoop and Eminem's "Otherside" performance will pan out. 

The MTV VMAs is set to honor artists with the best metaverse performance

Apart from Snoop and Eminem's metaverse feat, the 2022 MTV VMAs will also announce the winner of the "Best Metaverse Performance" - a new category added to VMAs as more artists opt to connect with fans through virtual concerts. 

There are six metaverse musical acts up for nomination. To list, these include "Rift Tour" ft. Ariana Grande on Fortnite, Blackpink's "The Virtual" on PUBG, BTS' Minecraft performance on YouTube, Charli XCX's virtual concert on Roblox, Justin Bieber's "An Interactive Experience" on Wave, and "Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience" on Roblox. 

The 2022 VMAs ceremony will air on August 28th at 8 PM (ET) on MTV and other Paramount networks. Fans can also stream the show live through services such as Sling TV and YouTube TV. 

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