The buyer of Wu-Tang Clan's one off album has been revealed as disgraced CEO Martin Shkreli.
'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' was crafted into a unique box, with the sold copy being auctioned off earlier this year. At the time, the buyer's identity was kept secret, with Bloomberg now revealing the truth.
Martin Shkreli bought the album, a man previously in the news for demanding that the price of cheap medication used to fight AIDs be pushed up to $750.
The deal was apparently pushed through before these revelations broke, with Wu-Tang’s RZA emailing a statement to Bloomberg saying: "The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Shkreli’s business practices came to light. We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity."
Ever the charmer, Martin Shkreli commented on the back-bite from fans: "At the end of the day, they didn’t buy the last album or the one before that, and all they had to pay was $10."
What, like '8 Diagrams' (2007) which sold 68,000 copies in the first week in the United States alone? Or 'A Better Tomorrow' (2014) which charted at number three on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop charts? We're calling bullsh*t on that one, Martin.
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