Martin Shkreli Offers $10 Million for Kanye’s New Album
Infamous pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is offering Kanye West $10 million to become the sole owner of his new album, The Life of Pablo.
He took to Twitter on Thursday (Feb. 11), shortly after Ye debuted the album at a star-studded event at Madison Square Garden to make him the offer.
"aiyo @kanyewest last minute can i buy your album out so it dont get released publicly," Shkreli tweeted.
He then followed with an official document, outlining his offer not only to Kanye, but also his "partners" to prove that he's serious. "I ask you to sell this recording solely to me, for the price of [$10 million]. I believe you (and your partners) will find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action".
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 11, 2016
Shkreli claims that he's has "several investment banks" willing to help him acquire the album, and urges Kanye to DM him to consummate the deal.
Before signing off, Shkreli said his offer will delay the album's release, because Ye and his record label are required to notify their "Board of Directors".
Needless to say, Kanye has not followed him or responded to the offer.
If you are completely obvious to who Shkreli is, he purchased the one-of-one Wu-Tang Clan album last fall, titled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. He's also been involved in a publicized beef with Ghostface Killah.