Martin Shkreli the pharma boss has bought Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album
Martin Shkreli is the pharma boss who has bought Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album. He is the same pharmaceutical executive who pushed the price of an AIDS drug up to $750. His new company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, purchased the anti-parasitic drug known as Daraprim.
Martin Shkreli already has millions of people worldwide who loathe all that he stands for and he has gone one step further to prove just how annoying he can actually be.
He has managed to blow two million dollars on the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Shaolin’.
Martin had made a bid for the album through Paddle8 an online art market place after he attended a private listening session.
It was at the session that Alexander Gilkes (co-founder of Paddle8) told the infamous pharma boss that he could get the chance to hang out with rappers and celebrities who would want to hear the album, if he bought it.
Staying true to his salivating opportunistic ways he was sold on the idea and probably saw the two million as an investment to relevance and fame.
“Then I really became convinced that I should be the buyer.” he said
Martin also got to have lunch with RZA. “We didn’t have a ton in common. I can’t say I got to know him that well, but I obviously like him.” Said Martin
He was also worried that Wu-Tang Clan would be put off by his decision to hike the AIDS pill by 5000% since it all happened in the same month. However they managed to close the deal any way.
Shkreli also said… “The whole kind of thing since then has been just kind of ‘Well, do we want to announce it’s him? Do we not want to announce it’s him?’ I think they were trying to cover their butts a little bit.”
RZA made this statement: “The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Skhreli’s [sic] business practices came to light. We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity.”