"Most Hated Man On The Internet" Martin Shkreli About To Bail Out Bobby Shmurda
After just paying $2,000,000.00 for the LONE copy of the new Wu-Tang Clan CD (which he plans not to listen to), "opportunist extraordinaire" AIDS drug pharma CEO Martin Shkreli who infamously raised the price of a life saving AIDS drug by 5000% now has plans for Bobby Shmurda.
Martin Shkreli: 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 fucking 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.
HipHopDX: Where did that come from? I’m sure you’re familiar with the story, but are you a fan?
Martin Shkreli: I’m a fan and I’m a business man. I’m not going to do this for free. [Laughs] He’s going to have to do something for me. I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet. He’s going to owe me one, obviously. I’d like to pay for his legal defense as well. I’m a big fan but also I’m an opportunist. You know that. I see an opportunity here. He’s a talented guy. Every concert I go to, people yell “Free Shmurda.” He reminds me of me, quite frankly. The guy’s totally irreverent. He doesn’t give a damn what people think. Totally irreverent. Totally I don’t give a fuck. I love him. I just love that style. He’s from not far from where I’m from in Brooklyn. I’d love to help him out. I wish someone would have helped me out when I needed help. He doesn’t have much money, I know that. He’s definitely hurting for money. He needs a bailout, basically. I’d like to help him out. No big promises, but I’ll see what I can do. Like I said, if I can post the $2 million, I’d do it tomorrow. I’m working on it and hopefully we’ll see him free soon.
The executive intends to put upto $4,000,000.00 for Shmurda's cause and then sign him!
Oh yeah...the cynical part of me also sees this not just as a super-rich, douchey hip-hop fan who loves the attention he's getting doing what he's supposed to do: rub his wealth in our faces.
But also a very smart AIDS drug CEO, realizing that this kid is still very relevant to hip-hop fans (many of whom are African American, which generally has higher HIV/AIDS rates) who also now have access to better healthcare thanks to Obamacare...and this is now essentially a marketing ploy. Think about it. If he gets Bobby out, EVERYONE will be talking about this guy and look him and his company...and his AIDS drug up.
Literally the NEXT DAY after announcing this, Martin Shkreli was arrested by the FEDS on securities fraud charges. Damn. They must really wanna keep Shmurda locked up!!!