Now that Trump will be president, Martin Shkreli may actually share that ‘secret’ Wu-Tang Clan album
Hillary Clinton supporters don’t have much to celebrate today, unless they also happen to be fans of the Wu-Tang Clan.
The much-maligned pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli appears to be making good on a promise to publicly release Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” the “secret,” one-of-a-kind album he purchased for a reported $2 million last year.
Earlier this year, Shkreli said he would make the album available to fans if Donald Trump won the presidency, and late last night he posted audio snippets from the album during a live Periscope video posted on Twitter, according to the Associated Press.
The video has since been deleted, but several fans captured clips and posted them on YouTube (warning, the videos contain explicit language).
Shkreli also noted that in order to release any of the music, he’ll have to arrange it with the New York hip-hop collective. Shkreli obtained the album from a Paddle8 auction on the condition that it not be released commercially for 88 years.
As the chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli came under fire in 2014 when he raised the price of an HIV medication by 5,000%. In 2015, he was charged with securities fraud. After purchasing “Shaolin,” Shkreli also got into a public feud with Wu-Tang founder Ghostface Killah, who publicly criticized Shkreli over the price hike for the drug.
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