Notorious “phrama bro” Martin Shkreli bought exclusive rights to Kanye West’s new album for 15 mil

Notorious “phrama bro” Martin Shkreli bought exclusive rights to Kanye West’s new album for 15 mil

Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli is in the news again – but this time, the rip-off is on him.Sometimes you really need to look into a so-called business deal before you let money change hands. This is both ridiculous and stupid, but folks get what they deserve at times. Warning, strong language follows:


“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli began blowing up Twitter today when he says he discovered that $15 million dollars of his money had gone missing. If this is a hoax, he’s sure acting it out well.

Shkreli claims that he made a deal with a man named Daquan, who said he was a representative of Kanye West, to buy “The Life of Pablo,” Kanye’s new album. Shkreli did something similar last year when he bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.” Shkreli paid Daquan in Bitcoin. Winning Democrats explains that:

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“It looks like poor Martin may have been a little too trusting with someone who laughed their way all the way to the bank…of Bitcoin. If you’re unfamiliar with Bitcoin, it’s a virtual internet currency derived from solving mathematical problems at an ever-increasing rate of difficulty. Once on the market, Bitcoin is considered a decentralized currency by the treasury department and there is no way to insure or charge back transactions that use it. In other words, if Shkreli did in fact transfer $15 million dollars in internet dollars not recognized by the US treasury, he’s f*cked.”

Daquan, apparently, turned out to not be anyone associated with Kanye West, and Shkreli’s money is now nowhere to be found.

According to
“He then set up a video chat inviting people to join in his pursuit of the missing money like some miserable millennial Scooby Doo adventure.”
Even better, Shkreli posted video chat on Spreecast so we could watch his meltdown happen in real time. The video chat allows several people that responded to Shreli’s pleas on Twitter to interact with him to try to help solve the crime. Some of them hid their faces and claimed to be Daquan, but at the end of the chat, Shkreli still didn’t have his money back.

This guys is hands down the weirdest person to expect any sympathy from anyone, really. My thoughts? This could not have happened to a better person.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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