You may remember Martin Shkreli as the smirking cartoon supervillain who jacked up the price of a life-saving medication more than 5,400 percent.
But if you looked at that picture and figured Shkreli couldn’t get any more punchable, prepare to be amazed.
It turns out that in addition to being so hardcore that he pretended to break his hand in a fit of rage during a feud with Bernie “Da Boss” Sanders, Shkreli considers himself to be fully down with the streets, son.
In fact, his love of the hippity-hop runs so deep that when criticized for endangering the lives of millions of HIV patients by denying them access to a drug that helps stave off deadly infections, Shkreli responded by tweeting a bunch of Eminem lyrics.
Now, Shkreli has further demonstrated that cash rules everything around him by shelling out an astonishing $2 million for a single-pressing album from the Wu-Tang Clan.
Yes, the legendary hip hop group recently cemented its legacy as a bunch of guys who take themselves way too seriously by releasing a one-of-a-kind album that was sealed in a vault in Morocco before being purchased at auction last month.
It was initially reported that the buyer wanted to remain anonymous, which made sense, because who would want to be associated with such an obnoxiously extravagant purchase?
Sources later claimed that Quentin Tarantino bought the record, which also made sense, because Quentin Tarantino.
Now, Bloomberg Business is confirming that the disc was purchased by none other than the Doucheface Killah himself, Martin Shkreli.
If you’re hoping to hear the album yourself, then you may want to look into having your brain cryogenically preserved, because the Wu has insisted on an 88-year commercial ban, meaning that aside from Shkreli and his assuredly douchetastic inner circle, no one will hear Once Upon a Time in Shaolin until 2103.
Sources say Shkreli has yet to listen to the album himself, but of course, if there’s any justice in the universe, his face will immediately melt, a la an Indiana Jones Nazi, the moment he opens the packaging.