Martin Shkreli is back in the news. This time, he’s selling the rare Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin on eBay.
The pharmaceutical industry giant paid a reported $2 million to buy Wu-Tang Clan’s unreleased album which was created by the iconic group in a special packaging. There is only one copy of it which was sold off to the highest bidder in 2015. The controversial Pharma bro is now auctioning it off on eBay where it has already reached a bid of $96,200.
As crazy as he is, Martin also left some interesting notes on his selling page: “At any time I may cancel this sale and I may even break this album in frustration.” He promises to donate half of the money received from the sale to medical research. “I will donate half of the sale proceeds to medical research. I am not selling to raise cash–my companies and I have record amounts of cash on hand. I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear.”
He also claimed that he would pay up to $25,000 in legal fees. “Upon sale, I will represent & warranty any copies of the music I have will be destroyed. I have not carefully listened to the album, which is a double CD. There is also a finely crafted booklet which you can read about elsewhere. I will pay legal expenses for the buyer up to $25,000 to ensure the final purchase details are mutually agreeable.”
Last month, Shkreli was convicted on securities fraud charges after being accused of duping his hedge-fund investors and charged with ripping off the drug company he founded to repay investors. He also reportedly has Lil Wayne’s Tha Carer V album in his possesion which he says he got accidentally from a used car.