The Andy Milonakis NFT Show, EP. 17 – How Gary Vee Joined The Goat Soup Gang

The Andy Milonakis NFT Show, EP. 17 – How Gary Vee Joined The Goat Soup Gang

Tonight, on The Andy Milonakis NFT Show: Don’t call it a comeback! Gary Vee returns to our beloved show. The motivational speaker and Internet superstar buys an NFT from Andy’s Goat Soup collection and all hell breaks loose. At least for a few days. That’s later on in the episode, however. We also have the story of Milonakis’ cut-throat rivalry with an NFT collection that won’t stop spamming him.

Before that, speaking of motivational speaking, Andy has something to say to Goat Soup holders. He will deliver. This is not another NFT collection, this is his life now. And he will bring utility and collaborations with other projects, like he’s been doing from day one. “I can’t sleep at night if I’m letting it just sit there,” Milonakis says as the world nods.

Goat Soup mini rant 😙 pic.twitter.com/tU8lxgFESn— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 24, 2021

The Superlative Apes Saga Begins

The Superlative Apes is a derivative hybrid collection that mixes three successful collections: Bored Ape Yacht Club figures, with Superlative Secret Society forms, and Doodles colors. Their community is a little… insistent on Twitter. And Andy Milonakis snapped. “Positivity? You guys are relentlessly spamming the whole internet.”

Positivity? You guys are relentlessly spamming the whole internet. Shameless, desperate motherfuckers. Fuck all of you https://t.co/Zu9XBQZvqS— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 22, 2021

A Goat Soup holder called him out, saying that the Superlative Apes contributed to charity, but Andy was having none of it. “I’m not gonna sugar coat what I say, they are harassing everyone including me with hundreds of spam messages and that’s not even half of it.”

Smoke and mirrors, man. If you don’t like what I said, feel free to sell. I’m not gonna sugar coat what I say, they are harassing everyone including me with hundreds of spam messages and that’s not even half of it https://t.co/ASrwuYllRp— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 22, 2021

When he said, “and that’s not even half of it,” what was Andy referring to? You’ll know soon enough, but first, look how quickly everything escalated.

True, you’ve been collecting stolen art for 3 weeks, I’ve been making original stuff for 20 years. Take the L and find a non scummy community, or maybe you fit in with the other losers too well https://t.co/Zpo0P9Kkz0— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 22, 2021

The Superlative Apes And The Stolen Art

Well, apparently the Superlative Apes stole the idea, the style, and the swag from another artist. There was a YouTube video explaining the whole situation, but it’s been taken down. Andy, like the stand up guy he is, said, “I don’t like seeing people get stolen from and become helpless because it gets lost in the sea of social media and no one to really do anything about it. So Skylar Richard If you come out with your project still that Superlative Apes stole from you. I’ll support it fully.”

I don't like seeing people get stolen from and become helpless because it gets lost in the sea of social media and no one to really do anything about it. So @skylarlrichard If you come out with your project still that Superlative Apes stole from you. I'll support it fully— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 23, 2021

You already know this is not going to end well for Andy. Especially considering that he bought a piece from Skylar Richard, who said to him, “Thank you for the visibility!”

Just bought this piece from Skylar, the guy who seems to have tons of proof that Superlative Apes straight up stole his stuff when he said he didn't want to work with them. Check him out https://t.co/xiHmbSJlTC https://t.co/FN8pa3deQB pic.twitter.com/b2zzpL6LG1— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 23, 2021

Six days later, Skylar turned his back and joined the Superlative Apes team. WHAT? “Why have I decided to do this? Well, this might sound cheesy, but through all this the SLAPES community have been huge supporters of mine. At one point I was getting upwards of 50 messages a day…” Skylar said later in the thread.

Many of you know there’s been a great deal of drama surrounding myself and @SuperlativeApes . A drama where we’ve both made public and private mistakes. However, today, I’m extremely happy to announce that we’ve put that drama to rest and that we are moving forward…— Skylar Richard (@skylarlrichard) December 30, 2021

What did Andy say when he found out, though? Well…

Congrats, I don't give a fuck https://t.co/TxpqooCdZe— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 30, 2021

But, this time, it was the Superlative Apes community that was having none of that. They demanded an apology, a retraction, a correction. What did Andy say? Well… “should I correct it by saying “They did steal from the original artist, I gave the original artist a platform, showed support, bought one of his NFTs then he joined the NFT series that stole his work” that’s accurate.”

Correct the FUD-bomb meaning they didn't steal the art work? Or should I correct it by saying "They did steal from the original artist, I gave the original artist a platform, showed support, bought one of his NFTs then he joined the NFT series that stole his work" that's accurate https://t.co/wSHAVUlyvG— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 30, 2021

Boom!

Earning Gary Vee’s Attention

Andy Milonakis and Gary Vee are Internet friends, as shown in episode five of this very show. However, Milonakis still has to pitch. To try to get Vee’s attention, he quotes his most impressive stat and makes the same promises as in the video that started this episode. “We sold out our public in 9 minutes. This is going to be in constant development baby, no stagnant jpegs.”

Hey @garyvee I know i'm late to your sweep party, but since we had that convo, I wanted to show you that plan I had for the totally on chain project. We sold out our public in 9 minutes. This is going to be in constant development baby, no stagnant jpegs. https://t.co/jAfVMipUd8— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 27, 2021

Then, Andy justifies the play. “Haven’t dm’d anyone to bombard and shill people (other than my own timeline) but Gary was nice enough to take my call and hear my idea for an NFT project.” A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, king. Gary understands.

haven't dm'd anyone to bombard and shill people (other than my own timeline) but Gary was nice enough to take my call and hear my idea for an NFT project, he said he liked it, i thought fair game while he was sweeping, but you won't see many of these my babies— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 27, 2021

While we wait for Gary Vee to pick up the call, check out this Goat Soup collab art that a pixel artist made. According to Andy, “75-100 lucky Goat Soup holders will get a special animated goat airdropped to them.”

Goat Soup collab with @e_tartist when the animated gifs are done there will be 75-100 lucky Goat Soup holders that will get a special animated goat airdropped to them. pic.twitter.com/uWDSgHZrO7— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 27, 2021

Also, check this Goat Soup fan art that is almost as good as the official collab.

Here’s my @goatsoupnft @andymilonakis art 🤷‍♂️😅 pic.twitter.com/LzZC8djqZ4— KC Designs (@KC_Knives) December 30, 2021

Will These Two Characters Appear Later On In This NFT Show?

This might not be NFT related at all. On the other hand, maybe this is the beginning of this show’s next big story. Here, Andy criticizes Ryder Ripps’ criticism of a black and white photograph:

It also doesn't make it "not" art. This review seems a bit douchie, I give the review a 3/10 https://t.co/H3ef1kdQk0— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) December 31, 2021

Pretty mild, huh? And he didn’t even tag the real guy, this is a screenshot of the real Twitter interaction. However, a few days later, the same Ryder Ripps will turn the NFT world upside down when he accused the Bored Ape Yacht Club of having Nazi and racist undertones and iconography. Wow. Boom!

be an active member of the NFT space. Fully on-chain and already executing on utility, I'm excited to see where he takes us. My goat has bee's on his head but dont call him a bee head. pic.twitter.com/wSZyDP5r2f— artSOFLY.eth (@art_sofly) December 30, 2021

On a milder and more positive note, the NFT community is slowly but surely giving Milonakis the respect he deserves. This pseudonymous collector says, “Im a firm believer in Andy Milonakis and Goat Soup as I have seen him enter the space, turn into a complete degenerate, and continue to be an active member of the NFT space.”

Enter Gary Vee, The Goat Soup Gang Salutes You

This time, Milonakis pulls out all the stops to get Gary Vee’s attention. He uses video and crass jokes , his magic formula.

😀 @garyvee pic.twitter.com/ECsffTioVa— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 2, 2022

This time, it doesn’t take long for Gary Vee to purchase a Goat. When he does, he says, “I’m a matzoball soup kind of guy.” Andy replies, “Thanks homie! You were one of the first people I told about my upcoming project, means a lot for you to support.”

AYY @garyvee bought a Goat Soup. Thanks homie! You were one of the first people I told about my upcoming project, means a lot for you to support https://t.co/lpHrxTaLtk— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 2, 2022

Will the Gary Vee stimulus package work? Will his followers buy Andy’s NFT collection as well? Hours later, Milonakis is so happy that says, “I just sent you this rare teal laser eyes as a thank you, we had a few sweeps but this has been our biggest and most hype pump.”

Ok, don't want to milk his name all day (I just wanna milk his cock) @garyvee, I just sent you this rare teal laser eyes as a thank you, we had a few sweeps but this has been our biggest and most hype pump. Kisses pic.twitter.com/bYKwHuopSJ— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 2, 2022

The very next day, the Goat Soup collection was trending at Open Sea.

Trending on Opensea https://t.co/f8peNMi1Xf pic.twitter.com/rlhEbPtceh— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 3, 2022

Hours later, the #1 ranked Goat Soup sells for 19.69 ETH. As reported, Milonakis will get 3.5% of that and every transaction. “Our biggest sale to date by far!,” says the mogul collector.

Our biggest sale to date by far! 19.69 ETH Sale for the #1 ranked Goat Soup in the whole series by my homie @Trainwreckstv Thanks for the support homie, you the GOAT pic.twitter.com/9X46tALNTK— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 3, 2022

Such is the power of Gary Vee’s stimulus package.

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