Martin Shkreli May Have Been ‘Conned Out Of Millions’

by : Tom Percival on : 15 Feb 2016 10:33
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The most hated man on the internet, Martin Shkreli, may have been swindled out of millions while attempting to buy Kanye West’s new album.


The pharmaceutical CEO claims that he has been robbed of $15 million (£10 million) after attempting to buy the exclusive rights to West’s new album The Life of Pablo, NME reports.


Shkreli initially offered West $10m to keep the album off the shelves before eventually upping his bid to $15 million on Saturday. Unfortunately it seems that Shkreli wasn’t as business savvy as he thought and he alleges he was scammed out of the money by someone pretending to represent Kanye.



Turns out that being robbed stings no matter how rich you are and it caused a full on all caps Twitter meltdown.





Although help was at hand for the worlds least likeable millionaire, when Bitcoin creator Sitoshi began to help him retrieve the money.


Infamously, Shkreli made headlines in 2015 after he bought the rights to a life-saving drug, Daraprim, and went on to increasing the cost by over 5,000%.


This isn’t the first time Shkreli’s bought an album and kept it all for himself. In December last year he purchased Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin for $2 million.

After becoming the sole-owner of the album in December, he unsurprisingly began insulting Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, threatening to destroy the single edition album.

While theft’s always wrong it is nice to see some one pull the rug out from under Shkreli’s cocky feet…

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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  1. NME

    Martin Shkreli claims he lost $15m from fake sale of Kanye West’s new album Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/nme/91501#1fthGeb5LAymyD10.99