Vilified Drug Exec Who Bought Wu-Tang Clan Album Offers $10 Million For Kanye's 'The Life Of Pablo'

  • by: Alan Duke

The pharmaceutical company investor vilified for dramatically raising the price of an AIDS pill and buying the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin," is now offering $10 million for Kanye West's latest album.

Martin Shkreli tweeted the offer for "The Life of Pablo," along with a formal letter making the proposal:

"I am writing you in hopes of convincing you to withhold the release of your forthcoming studio album. Instead of releasing this product for your millions of fans I ask you to sell this recording solely to me, for the price of $10,000,000. I believe you (and your partners) will find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action."

Shrekli, 32, explained the he has "been a tremendous fan" of West for years. "Specifically, the album 'The College Dropout" inspired me to succeed at a young age."

Shrekli, who repeatedly involved the 4th amendment privilege against self-incrimination when refusing to answer congressional questions about his business, argued in a tweet that "Kanye and his label are legally required to take my offer letter to their Board of Directors. This should delay the album by a few days."

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

Read more about or contact Alan Duke

About us

International Fact-Checking Organization Meta Third-Party Fact Checker

Lead Stories is a U.S. based fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate stories, videos or images going viral on the internet.
Spotted something? Let us know!.

Lead Stories is a:

Follow us on social media

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lead Stories LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Most Read

Most Recent

Share your opinion