Martin Shkreli Trolls Kanye West: ‘The Life Of Pablo’ Delayed Legally By A Few Days

Martin Shkreli has delayed Kanye West’s new album, The Life Of Pablo, for “a few days,” thanks to an offer made by Shkreli to buy Kanye’s album for $10 million.

CNBC reports that The Life Of Pablo delay could happen because the offer must be taken to Kanye West’s board of directors, which will take a little bit of time –unless Kanye declines the offer by sending Shkreli a DM on Twiter.

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For a little background, Martin Shkreli is a hedge-fund boss who bought a copy of a never-before-heard Wu-Tang record for $2 million, so this guy isn’t playing around. He’s also famous for raising the price of an AIDS drug by 5,000 percent.

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In Shkreli’s official offer for The Life Of Pablo, he writes, “I have been a tremendous fan of your music for many years. Specifically, the album The College Dropout inspired me to succeed at a young age.”

based on the Wu-Tang story, it’s clear Shkreli has been a fan of hip-hop music for some time.

He continues, “Instead of releasing this product for your millions of fans, I ask you to sell this recording solely to me, for the price of $10,000,000. I believe you (and your partners) will find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action.”

Apparently, these proposed terms must be taken to Kanye’s camp for consideration, a process which will lead to a delay of The Life of Pablo.

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“My offer is not subject to a financing condition and I have discussed this offer with several investment banks and counsel which would assist me in this acquisition,” he writes. “Should we agree to general terms, I expect to proceed to an exclusive ‘no-shop’ period where we will consummate a definitive agreement over approximately two weeks.”

Martin Shkreli complained later about a limit on the number of DMs that can be sent out on Twitter accounts per day. USA Today reports that Shkreli may not even get a response about The Life of Pablo, because there’s a limit of 1,000 DMs per day.

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They also reported that Shkreli is worth $45 million, meaning this investment would knock his net worth down significantly. And Martin is out on a $5 million bond after being arrested for fraud in December. Upon closer look, much of his $45 million net worth is probably tied up in stock from one of his old companies, which is under bankruptcy protection.

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It seems like Shkreli is just trying to troll Kanye West and make fans mad in the process, as it seems like there’s no way he could afford spending $10 million right now. But if Kanye West wants to troll Martin Shkreli right back, he might want to consider forcing the guy to pay $10 million that he might not have.

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