The rapper will become the first artist to drop an official TikTok NFT, alongside contributions from the social media platform’s ‘community-defining creators’ including singers Bella Poarch and Curtis Road, AI rapper FNMeka, comedian Brittany Broski, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, and photographer Jess Marciante.
For the collection, ‘TikTok Top Moments’, a total of six “culturally significant” TikToks will be minted as one-of-a-kind NFTs. Lil Nas’ offering comes in the form of an alternative video for his hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” made by cutout artist Rudy Willingham.
“Rudy Willingham’s tribute TikTok to Lil Nas X is a hypnotic kaleidoscope of color and sound that caught the attention of millions, including Lil Nas X himself,” an official statement reads. “Each of the 81 frames features Willingham’s signature cutouts, photographed against a background that reflects a different part of LNX’s genius.”
As with Lil Nas, TikTok has paired each creator with an NFT artist for their contribution to the collection, as well as enlisting the NFT expertise of Grimes to help with artistic direction.
TikTok Top Moments will be made available on cryptocurrency Ethereum and will go on sale October 6. Take a look at Rudy Willingam’s Lil Nas cutout TikTok below.