This guy sucks so much we’re surprised he’s not leading the GOP polls…
Back in March of 2014, Wu-Tang Clan announced that they had created just one copy of their new album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and last month the band finally sold it to an anonymous millionaire for an undisclosed amount of money.
Well, it’s only been about two weeks since the sale went through, but now the identity of the man who shelled out the nearly $2 million for the secret album is clear — Martin Shkreli, the jerk infamous for dramatically increasing the cost of his company’s AIDS drug!
According to a Bloomberg Business special report, the 32-year-old big pharma CEO claims he even got to meet RZA himself before purchasing Shaolin as a way to mingle with other musicians, saying:
“We didn’t have a ton in common. I can’t say I got to know him that well, but I obviously like him.”
But just because he liked the rapper does not mean the feeling was mutual…
“I was a little worried that they were going to walk out of the deal, but by then we’d closed. The whole kind of thing since then has been just kind of ├óΓé¼╦£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.”
In fact, Wu-Tang did issue a statement to BB about Shkreli’s purchase, saying:
“The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Shkreli’s business practices came to light. We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity.”
We guess he was right to be worried he’d rub the band the wrong the way, as he does everyone else.
But just in case you didn’t hate Martin enough, the Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO apparently hasn’t even listened to the 31-track album yet…
“I could be convinced to listen to it earlier if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that, but for now, I think I’m going to kind of save it for a rainy day.”
Ugh. What a jerk.
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