It looks like Martin Shkreli—who is the man that bought Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album for $2 million—wants to fully inject himself into the hip-hop culture. In a new interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli said he's been thinking about bailing out Bobby Shmurda.
"Forget whether you think he’s guilty or not, the guy should not be sitting in jail right now," Shkreli said. "It’s insane. He’s from Brooklyn. I’m from Brooklyn. He deserves a fair trial." While Shkreli said he's working on getting Shmurda out, he didn't give exact details on if it will actually happen. Shmurda has already been denied bail multiple times while he awaits a trial on gun and drug charges.
Shkreli, who is best known as the man who purchased an AIDS drug and jacked up the price, also talked about his deal with Wu-Tang for the album. He said that he wasn't happy with RZA's statement after the deal was announced and that if they had another meeting, it wouldn't go well. "What the fuck does that mean? Fucking defend me. I didn’t pay you $2 million to talk shit about me," he said. In his statement, RZA said that the group was unaware of Shkreli's prior business practices when they made the original agreement.
You can read the full interview here.