Martin Shkreli (sole owner of Wu-Tang’s Once Upon A Time in Shaolin album) has been anything but quiet over the last six months. The attention-hungry pharmaceutical CEO has kept his name in the headlines with a constantly updated Twitter feed that he has used to beef with Ghostface Killah. He has also made a habit of live-streaming his daily thoughts to anyone who will listen and recently granted a string of lengthy video interviews.
The tone was a little different today in a Congressional hearing about his controversial decision to raise the price of a drug used to treat AIDS and cancer patients from $13.50 to $750. After pleading the fifth and refusing to answer any questions, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy went off script and asked him about his $2 million purchase of the Wu-Tang album in an attempt to get him to talk about anything at all (watch it at the 3:40 mark in the video above). He refused to comment on this as well, but made his thoughts heard on Twitter shortly after.
As the saga of Shkreli and his purchase of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin continues to take bizarre new turns, we’re starting to wonder if RZA is having second thoughts about his decision to sell the album to a single buyer yet.
Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 4, 2016