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Martin Shkreli Says He Would "Smack Ghostface Killah" If He Was In The Room

 
Posted February 3rd, 2016 @ 9:52am

The controversial (and publicly villainized) Martin Shkreli paid a visit to The Breakfast Club - after being the recipient of Donkey of the Day from our own Charlamagne Tha God. Shkreli has been in the news recently for having purchased a Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million, raising the price of Daraprim by 5,000 percent (yep, five-THOUSAND) to $750, being arrested and insulting Ghostface Killah

"He came in here and tried to shake my hand. I said, 'No, I can't shake your hand. I need to know what you're all about first.' First question - are you a privileged, entitled prick?" Charlamagne asks the young entrepreneur. 

Martin revealed that he grew up in Brooklyn to a poor family (both his parents are janitors) and made his fortune on his own.

So, what made him buy the Wu-Tang album?

"I'll break it down from the beginning - because this is the #1 place for hip-hop so I might as well - if I'm going to break it down extensively, I might as well do that here," Shkreli says.

"I told them to his face, 'I'm not your biggest fan [...] let me be clear about that," he says of buying the exclusive album. "When they had the Wu-Tang financial skit on The Chapelle Show, that was a classic [...] this is actually how a lot of us talk and act in finance."

He described getting more and more into rap, and how "there's a lot of things rich dudes buy to show off" - or, as DJ Envy puts it, "to show whose penis is bigger." Basically, he bought the album to show off.

"If you love hip-hop you should have never disrespected Ghostface Killah," says Charlamagne, addressing the disrespectful video Shkreli made towards Ghostface Killah. "I understand that you think he came at you."

"He was taking shots at me! In the hip-hop game, as we all know, it's not easy to be on the receiving end of those things without jumping back," Martin said, to which Envy and Charlamagne had to point out that he's technically NOT in "the hip-hop game."

"It was a tough decision, lets be clear, it was a tough decision. He's one of the greatest rappers ever - but he's still a man, he bleeds the same blood as me and if you want to talk s**t, I'm not the one," Skreli says, exasperated. "If he were here right now, I'd smack him right in the face!"

That's only the tip of the iceberg - Angela Yee, Envy and Charlamagne didn't let him slide on anything, including raising the price of HIV drug Daraprim to $750, being arrested, wanting to bail Bobby Shmurda out of jail and much more.

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