Martin Shkreli, de CEO van Turing Pharmaceuticals was laatst overal te zien op Urban sites toen hij het album van Wu-Tang Clan kocht van 2 miljoen.
Nu is hij weer overal te zien met een nog opmerkelijker verhaal. Hij is dus van plan op het borgtocht som van 2 miljoen te betalen voor Bobby Shmurda. Ook geeft hij aan dat hij bereid is om zijn advocatenkosten te bekostigen.
Shkreli wil de rapgame in en heeft wel eens geroepen dat hij Cash Money wil afkopen van Birdman. Voor een CEO is hij best wel grofgebekt en vloekt ook veel tijdens zijn interviews met Hiphop DX. Het is een opportunist en een slang lijkt het wel. Anders zou je zo een medicijn niet voor $750 per pil aanbieden.
Willen wij deze kerel wel in de Rap-Game zien binnenlopen? Of willen wij hem juist zien binnenlopen zodat hij zwaar op zijn bek kan gaan. Wat vinden jullie?
I’m a fan and I’m a business man. I’m not going to do this for free. [Laughs] He’s going to have to do something for me. I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet. He’s going to owe me one, obviously. I’d like to pay for his legal defense as well. I’m a big fan but also I’m an opportunist. You know that. I see an opportunity here. He’s a talented guy. Every concert I go to, people yell “Free Shmurda.” He reminds me of me, quite frankly. The guy’s totally irreverent. He doesn’t give a damn what people think. Totally irreverent. Totally I don’t give a f*ck. I love him. I just love that style. He’s from not far from where I’m from in Brooklyn. I’d love to help him out. I wish someone would have helped me out when I needed help. He doesn’t have much money, I know that. He’s definitely hurting for money. He needs a bailout, basically. I’d like to help him out. No big promises, but I’ll see what I can do. Like I said, if I can post the $2 million, I’d do it tomorrow. I’m working on it and hopefully we’ll see him free soon.
It’s a mix. Look, the guy’s going to have to record for me if he comes out. I’ll just come out and say it. If I’m gonna post his bail, pay for his trial, get him a “Not Guilty” verdict… With the right lawyer it’s just a matter of money. I see opportunity. The guy’s going to be more popular when he’s out. The guy probably didn’t do sh!t. He was trying to turn to a new chapter in his life and the old sh!t is coming up and hurting him. He’s New York’s best chance for rap since 50 Cent. It’s not a lot of money for me. Spend a couple million on his defense, a couple million on bail and I’ll get the bail money back real quick. So a million or two for his defense, which is probably $4 million in total, I’m willing to put towards his defense. I don’t do olive branches. I’m doing something for him, the same way I felt I was doing something for the Wu-Tang Clan. And I’m doing something for me. If people benefit from that, listeners, then that’s great, but that’s not my primary concern. First is him. Second is me. Third is everyone else. Everyone wins. It’s a win-win-win. The only loser is the f*cking FEDs that want to see a f*cking kid sit in jail for no reason because his lawyers can’t f*cking get his act together. That’s what’s going on with that.