After being convicted for multiple counts of fraud earlier this year, the villainous pharma prick Martin Shkreli may need to hand over his exclusive, $2 million dollar Wu Tang Clan album ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ to the US government.
With a bail set at $5 million, Shkreli is currently being held at the rough Brooklyn Metropolitan Correctional Center while he awaits his day in court. Buzzfeed News reports that prosecutors requested the seizure of $7.4 million in assets from Shkreli, naming an outlandish list of valuables that could make up the difference. These items include a Picasso painting, Lil Wayne’s album ‘The Carter V’, an Enigma machine from WWII and the famous Wu-Tang album.
In an effort to sell their album as “a piece of art” rather than just simply releasing the music, Shkreli’s purchase of the exclusive and unheard work caused, to quote Wu-Tang Clan, “a motherfucking ruckus” amongst jealous audiophiles and pretty much anyone who knows the repugnant back-story behind Shkreli's insane wealth.
Back in September, Shkreli posted the album for sale on Ebay but also disclosed his frustration with the process, saying “At any time I may cancel this sale and I may even break this album in frustration.”
Shkreli claims that his purchase of the album was a major contribution to society by “putting a serious value behind music”. Surprisingly, Wu-Tang member RZA agrees with the sentiment, stating “with all the negative things he’s done, for music there is something positive”.
It is still uncertain whether or not Shkreli will be forced to hand over the album. If he does, let's pray the Trump family doesn’t get their hands on it.