Martin Shkreli isn’t really having what one would consider a good week. The infamous ‘Pharma Bro’ hedge-fund manager has just been formally convicted of fraud, facing a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison. But it’s not all doom and gloom; Shkreli has just given a new interview where he has treated the world to snippets of his much-sought-after $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album. Tune in at the 48-minute mark in the video below.
The immersive, hour-long interview finds Shkreli discussing his recent verdict in addition to what he considers his “charitable” endeavors. Said charity includes his purchase of the ultra-rare Wu-Tang full-length Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the sale of which he had this to say about:
“I donated $2 million USD to the Wu-Tang Clan and 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 that would have patronized hip-hop to the extent that I have.”
Stay tuned to see what comes next in the never-ending saga of Shkreli’s trolling of culture at large.
In other music news, Big Sean debuted an upcoming collaboration with Travis Scott at Lollapalooza over the weekend. Watch its’ debut right here.
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