christianmordi
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Last month, reports emerged that Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, had been sold for "millions."
Today, Bloomberg revealed the buyer's identity: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli.
For those who don't know who Shkreli is, Martin grabbed the attention of people around the globe recently for increasing the price of Daraprim—a drug used to treat AIDS and cancer patients—from $13.50 to $750. He reportedly paid $2 million for the album.
People across the globe are upset that Martin is the owner of a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album. From the sounds of a quote from Wu-Tang member RZA, the group isn't too pleased with the owner of the item as well.
In a statement emailed to Bloomberg Businessweek, RZA wrote, "The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Skhreli’s [sic] business practices came to light. We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity."
At the moment, Skhreli seems to have no interest in listening to his 2 million dollar purchase. Shkreli says he's yet to hear the record: "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."
Seems like this guy has no respect for the music or the culture.
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He can go fuck himself
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