The enigmatic Martin Shkreli is back giving interviews where he ponders whether or not to destroy the $2 million dollar Wu-Tang record he purchased earlier this year. Talking with Allie Conti of Vice, Shkreli weighs the possibility of destroying the record entirely, as well as other options:
“With the Wu-Tang album playing in the background, Shkreli says he vacillates between wanting to destroy the record and dreaming of installing it in some remote place so that people have to make a spiritual quest to listen. ‘I’m not just the heel of the music world,’ he says. ‘I want to be the world’s heel.”
Allie Conti later told Noisey about her take on the record (which only a handful of people have actually heard.)
“I barely got to hear it, because I was also interviewing him while it was on. From what I heard, it was definitely better than their last album, although I wouldn’t say it’s worth $2 million necessarily. I really hope Shkreli decides to release it to the public rather than destroy it, which is something he’s mulling over right now.”
Here are a few cringe worth excerpt from interview:
He used to chuck basketballs at the “facade of Pfizer’s world headquarters and get into arguments with the security guards there, describing his hatred of Big Pharma as an inspiration for his small company—the millionaire as underdog.”
He claims his scheme “can’t be Ponzi-like because the people he paid back with Retrophin stock profited: “The nutshell is that people were possibly misled into making a lot of money.”
During the interview “he opens a magnum of Bordeaux he says cost $15,000 and rolls around the vinyl floor on his hoverboard while taking $120 sips.”
Read the full article on Vice.
I am confident I will prevail. The allegations against me are baseless and without merit.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 19, 2015