Popular Australian rapper The Kid Laroi has been caught up in an exploding cryptocurrency drama after billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk tweeted a photo with the Aussie and what appears to be a reference to dogecoin.
The tweet published on Saturday morning also included American pop star Miley Cyrus and appears for the trio on the American sketch and music show Saturday Night Live.
Dogecoin, similar to bitcoin, was originally started as a joke in 2013 to make fun of bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies.
But it has meanwhile risen to high values after Musk, the second richest man in the world, repeatedly spit it out on social media.
Musk is even nicknamed the “doge father” after his promotion of the cryptocurrency triggered a 26,000 percent increase last year.
The tweet posted at 7pm AEST has already received more than 50,000 retweets and nearly 300,000 likes.
The answers are flooded with cryptocurrency conversation, some users offer how to provide dogecoin for followers and retweets.
Dogecoin was created in late 2013 by software engineers Billy Marcus and Jackson Palmer.
At the time, Palmer used a popular meme – the deliberately mispronounced word “doge” to describe a Shiba Inu dog – to create the logo of the crypto-currency.
Dogecoin is now the fifth largest cryptocurrency on market capital.
After appearing in The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Kid Laroi’s debut on Saturday Night Live will be this weekend where he is expected to sing one of his hits, Without you,
The Kid Laroi was born in Waterloo in the southern suburbs of Sydney. He began to attract interest because of his friendship with late rapper Juice Wrld, who accompanied the 17-year-old while he was on tour in Australia.
Laroi then gained a local following before singing to Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions.
He then became known outside Australia for his smash hits let her go en to go that highlight came at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His 2020 debut mix F ** k Love reached number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, making him the youngest Aussie solo artist to reach the top.