Martin Shkreli recently was convicted of federal fraud charges, but that did not stop him from making waves before a pending sentencing. The pharmaceutical investor purchased the $2 million dollar Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, and during an interview that surfaced, he managed to play ten minutes of the unheard album. In the interview, Shkreli said, “I donated $2 million to Wu-Tang. I got a mixtape in return, it was a wonderful investment. I view it as a donation. People might see that as splurging. I don’t think there are many people in the world who have patronized hip-hop to the extent I have.”
Shkreli may be right, as he was previously the target of a scathing Ghostface Killah video where the rapper clowned his appearance and also reprimanded him for his pharmaceutical deception to the public. Shkreli was also threatened with legal action from Lil Wayne after leaking records from his unreleased Tha Carter V album. Watch above.
Shkreli's comments about the Wu-Tang album begin at the 48-minute mark.