AIDS medicine price-gouger, super rare Wu-Tang album purchaser and three-time Most Punchable Face in Brooklyn Award winner Martin Shkreli continues to throw his money around in interesting ways. In a new interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli said that he’s trying to work out a way to post Bobby Shmurda’s $2 million bail.
Via the interview:
“We’re actually in discussion to try to bail out Bobby Shmurda. Forget whether you think he’s guilty or not, the guy should not be sitting in jail right now. It’s insane. He’s from Brooklyn. I’m from Brooklyn. He deserves a fair trial. He deserves good lawyers. He doesn’t have good lawyers. His label is hanging him out to dry and so I have a conference call tomorrow morning with them (December 15). I’ll show up with $2 million bail money no f*cking problem. He’s not going to flee the country. I’m not going to lose anything. I’m going to try to make that happen. That’s one thing I’m working on.”
The reason that Shkreli wants to #FreeShmurda? Out of the kind of his heart, you ask? Nope, he said he’d definitely “owe him one,” going on to say “I’m a big fan but also I’m an opportunist. You know that.” Very sweet.
Shkreli also said he could “get [Shmurda] a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict… With the right lawyer it’s just a matter of money” and said that he sees a bit of himself in Shmurda (no joke). He went on to address his purchase of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin and bashed RZA for the disparaging comments he made about Shkreli.
“I bought the most expensive album in the history of mankind and f*cking RZA is talking sh*t behind my back and online in plain sight. I’m just getting pissed off. That’s not the way I do business. If I hand you $2 million, f*cking show me some respect. At least have the decency to say nothing or “no comment.” The guy says “…before his business practices came to light.” What the f*ck does that mean? I f*cking make money. That’s what I do. That’s why I can f*cking afford a f*cking $2 million album. What do you think I do, make cookies?”
Check out the whole interview over at HipHopDX.