Martin Shkreli’s rare Wu-Tang Clan album quietly sold to the highest eBay bidder Friday night. The one of a kind CD copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin sold for $1,025,100.00. Shkreli originally purchased the album nearly two years ago for $2 million in a Paddle8 auction back in December 2015.
Shkreli first listed the CD on eBay a few weeks back, stating in the listing that he wanted to sell the album after the “scorn” he endured from Wu-Tang’s “(least-intelligent) members” and the general public, with plans to donate half of the sale’s proceeds to “medical research.”
The sale of the rare Wu-Tang CD follows last week’s news that the project might not be authorized. Bloomberg reported that the managers of two charter members of the group said the album was a project taken on by Moroccan producer Tarik Azzougarh, known as Cilvaringz.
The identity of the auction’s winner has not yet been revealed, but here’s hoping they don’t suffer buyer’s remorse.
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