They warned him that Wu-Tang Clan was nothing to f–k with.
Wu-Tang rapper RZA thinks the story of Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli being sentenced to seven year’s incarceration for securities fraud deserves a Hollywood ending.
“He had a pretty wild life, totally Lex Luthor … a bad superhero life,” RZA told videographer Adam Glyn.
Following his August 2017 conviction, Shkreli was ordered to forfeit $7.4 million in assets in March, including a painting by Pablo Picasso and a one-of-a-kind double CD by the Wu-Tang Clan called “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.” He purchased the recording for $2 million in 2015.
RZA’s bandmate Ghostface Killah called for the album to be made public after it was revealed that Shkreli had obtained rights to the AIDS fighting drug Daraprim and raised its price from $13 per pill to $750. That kicked off a feud between the Staten Island rappers and Brooklyn-born businessman.
“That s–thead,” the rapper said to TMZ. “F–k him.”
Shkreli responded in a video, also posted on TMZ, by threatening to remove Ghostface Killah’s voice from the CD.
“I’m going to erase all your s–t from this album,” threatened the scrawny Shkreli, surrounded by a mask-wearing posse. “You’re my son … without me, you’re nothing. I expect you to write me an apology from the heart.”
Shkreli reportedly cried when he was sentenced to prison.
“I think that whole incident, that whole little saga, there’s a book about it right now and that book is worthy of a film.” RZA said of “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy,” which was published in July 2017.
“You should read it,” said RZA, who was born Robert Diggs in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
RZA also says that he recently “popped in” on Ghostface Killah who’s recording new music in Los Angeles. He expects the Wu-Tang Clan to return to the recording studio, too.
With Adam Glyn