Martin Shkreli Says He’s Willing To Pay For Bobby Shmurda’s Bail And Legal Defense
These days it appears that white people are doing everything they possibly can to sour black folks on their participation in the hip-hop culture. From Kreayshawn, to Iggy Azalea, to the “culture vulture” executives who treat our art like s#!t, to the piss-poor journalists who are looking to make a spectacle of a globally revered movement that has spanned more than 3 decades.
In today’s edition of white folks who don’t give a f***, we have an insufferable pharmaceutical dope dealer named Martin Shkreli. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because he is the one who spent $2 million for the super-duper, mystical, magical, Wu-Tang album “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin”.
According to an interview Shkreli did with HipHopDX, he is now ready to take on a new exciting plunge into hip-hop, by paying Bobby Shmurda’s $2 million bail.
But of course, if Bobby wants to be as free as his gravity-defying hate, he’ll have to pay a price and we’re not talkin’ about $2 million…
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.
If your sensibilities as a black person aren’t already completely offended, here’s some more…
DX: You’re unabashedly an opportunist, you said it. Is part of this because it’s potentially a perceived olive branch to the Hip Hop community. Hip Hop isn’t really feeling you right now.
Martin Shkreli: It’s a mix. Look, the guy’s going to have to record for me if he comes out. I’ll just come out and say it. If I’m gonna post his bail, pay for his trial, get him a “Not Guilty” verdict… With the right lawyer it’s just a matter of money. I see opportunity. The guy’s going to be more popular when he’s out. The guy probably didn’t do shit. He was trying to turn to a new chapter in his life and the old shit is coming up and hurting him. He’s New York’s best chance for rap since 50 Cent. It’s not a lot of money for me. Spend a couple million on his defense, a couple million on bail and I’ll get the bail money back real quick. So a million or two for his defense, which is probably $4 million in total, I’m willing to put towards his defense. I don’t do olive branches. I’m doing something for him, the same way I felt I was doing something for the Wu-Tang Clan. And I’m doing something for me. If people benefit from that, listeners, then that’s great, but that’s not my primary concern. First is him. Second is me. Third is everyone else. Everyone wins. It’s a win-win-win. The only loser is the fucking FEDs that want to see a fucking kid sit in jail for no reason because his lawyers can’t fucking get his act together. That’s what’s going on with that.
There’s just something very…Donald Trump-y about how Martin is talking about Bobby. It reeks of…ownership. Entitlement. He can say he’s doing this to help Bobby out, and while he is VERY open about being an oppotunist, we just can’t believe this guy is totally on the up-and-up.
This is the same apathetic jerk who decided that he would raise the price of an AIDS medication called Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750 each. Is he someone who’s intentions you can really trust?