Meet the Snoop Dogg impersonators walking around NFT.NYC

a man imitating a hip hop icon Snoop Dogg Boom in the non-fungible token (NFT) campaign around NFT.NYC. While the aim was to bring fun to the event, the response from the online community was mixed.

In a tweet, Kevin Collier shared his meet Be with the fake Snoop Dogg at the NFT event in Times Square. According to Collier, the man dressed up as the famous rapper wasn’t the actual Snoop Dogg, but a copycat who was hired to “drive excitement.” Collier added that the experience “feels like a metaphor,” alluding to the copyright issues surrounding NFTs.

Twitter user Regiscake shared a photo of a fake Snoop Dogg with the words Doop Snogg:

While Doop Snogg was there to bring excitement to the event, not everyone was happy about it. Redditor Synth Pop criticize In this move, it is pointed out that NFTs have fake art, fake hype and fake Snoop. “So far, it’s all about the brand,” they wrote.

Reddit user az_is was also unimpressed by the fake Snoop Dogg. Redditors expressed their dissatisfaction, noting that NFTs, a technology designed to protect authenticity, are currently being “sold with counterfeiters.”

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In April, the legendary rapper was also Listed as a strategic investor In a funding round from ingress and egress provider MoonPay and “industry VIPs” like Justin Beiber, Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher. Following this, MoonPay also recently launched an NFT marketplace in partnership with Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records:

Back in March, The Real Snoop Dogg and Billy Ray Cyrus released a single titled “A hard worker.” In addition to the single, Metaverse company Animal Concerts backed the release with 50,000 NFTs.