Despite spending $2 million to cop the group’s one-off album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Martin Shkreli and the Wu-Tang Clan haven’t had the best relationship.
They’ve traded shots in the media, and most recently, a few members of the Wu said the ultra-rare album was not an “official album”.
The latest in the saga between “Pharma Bro” and the Wu-Tang Clan is a diss in a new song.
On a new Wu track called “Lesson Learn’d”, which you can listen to below, group member Inspectah Deck raps: “My price hikin’ like the pills Martin Shkreli sell.”
He’s obviously referring to the thing that initially put Shkreli in the public eye and made him the “world’s most hated man” — when he hiked the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 per tablet to $750 in 2015.
Just months later, hip-hop fans had even more more reason to hate him when it was revealed that he plopped down $2 million for the single copy of the Wu-Tang’s mysterious album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
Shkreli was ultimately arrested for allegedly using money from his drug company to pay off debts to investors in his hedge fund. He was found guilty in August on two counts of securities fraud and a single count of conspiracy, while being acquitted on five other counts of conspiracy. He was released on bail as he awaits sentencing, where he faces more than 20 years in prison.
Shkreli is currently jailed, after he his bail was revoked, because he offered his Facebook followers a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.