Martin Shkreli–you know, the guy who bought Wu-Tang’s $2 million dollar album and jacked up the price of AIDS medication?–is back in the headlines again, but this time because he wants to bail out Bobby Shmurda.
During an interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli shares his reasoning.
“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.”
However, there’s a catch. Being a self proclaimed opportunist, Shkreli says that Shmurda will have to record an unspecified amount of material over an unspecified time span as well as do something for him, which could mean pretty much anything.
Still, if you were facing a lifetime in prison, I’m pretty sure “anything” is up for discussion.
Either way there is no question that Shkreli has a lot of faith in the Brooklyn rapper, as he goes on during the interview to state that Shmurda is “New York’s best chance for rap since 50 Cent.”
Read more of Shkreli’s interview here.