If you don’t know who Martin Shkreli is, you need to brush up on your scumbags.
Shrekli is the human arse rash that, back in 2015, hiked up the price AIDS medication Daraprim, an antiparasitic commonly used to treat HIV patients, from $13.50 to $750 a pill. He also bought the infamous lone copy of Wu-Tang’s latest record Once Upon a Time in Shaolin last year for 2 million dollars.
Now he is putting on an event where he will reportedly play tracks from the album.
Human centipede Martin Shkreli to play tracks from the unreleased Wu-Tang record at an event called “An Evening With Martin Shkreli” in New York.
The event is running in New York next week. An event page noted that Shkreli will “play tracks from his unreleased music collection (Wu-Tang and more)” in addition to giving an hour-long lecture on “investing, healthcare and politics” followed by a Q&A.
This isn’t the first time that Shrekli has leaked bits of the record to the world. He also played samples of the record after Donald Trump won the US Presidential election last year – you can watch it here.
Wu-Tang have openly criticised Shkreli after he bought the record, with Ghostface Killah comparing him to Peter Pan, Pee-wee Herman, and villains from “Batman”, and slamming his price-gouging of the AIDS medication.
Under the terms of sale of the infamous record, the buyer was not to exploit it commercially for 88 years, and yet “An Evening With Martin Shkreli” will cost you 15-50 dollars if you want to hear the tracks (and listen to the dweeb babble on about healthcare and politics) – a clear breach of the conditions of sale.
It’s not like Shkreli had morals in the first place though.[via FACT]