Martin Shkreli Threatens To Erase Ghostface Killah’s “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Verses (Video)
The story-line surrounding Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin and its $2 million sole owner Martin Shkreli continues to get more bizarre. Following last week’s disparaging remarks from Wu member Ghostface Killah, the pharmaceutical mogul has replied.
In a TMZ video, the 32 year-old Brooklyn, New York appears alongside three masked men. “Dennis,” began the controversial executive, with red wine glass in hand, “You’re not a ghost-faced killer. Sorry.”
Continuing, the admitted aspiring rapper and musician warned, “Most people don’t try to beef with me, do you know why? Nobody’s that dumb. Every one of my enemies try to stay anonymous […] For whatever reason you think it’s okay to beef with me. That’s a big mistake.” Ghostface Killah had referred to the album buyer as “shithead,” and called out his business acumen, which has included price-gouging life-saving pills. Further, Ghost’ clowned the mogul’s appearance and facial features. Responding, Martin continued, “At the end of the day, I feel sorry for you. You’re an old man. You’re an old man who [wants] relevance and you’re trying to reclaim a spotlight from my spotlight. That’s not gonna work, Ghost—Dennis. In fact, if you ever say some dumb shit again, this album—this Shaolin, I’m gonna erase all your shit from this album.” Martin warned the 45 year-old Staten Island MC that he would not only alter the sole copy of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, but the platinum artist’s overall musical legacy. “I’m gonna erase you from the record books of Rap; you’re gonna be done.” Yesterday (January 27), Vice published an interview with Shkreli. Journalist Allie Conti spoke of the plans that Martin was discussing with her surrounding the seven-figure LP in the engraved box.
She writes, “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.’”
Destructing the Wu-Tang Clan’s art is something on the mind of Martin Shkreli before today (January 28).
Thirteen years his junior, Martin Shkreli berated the man who released The Pretty Toney Album, Supreme Clientele, and Twelve Reasons To Die. “You’re my son. You have to listen me! I butter your bread. Without me, you’re nothing.” The millionaire, who is presently facing security fraud charges, demanded a written apology from the former convicted felon. “You think you’re the only tough guy from New York City. I’m sorry, but you don’t know us.”
Further in the video, Shkreli and one of his anonymous, faceless goons accused one of Ghost’s closest associates, rapper Killah Priest is cooperating with police on a plea bargain. The former Sunz Of Man member allegedly beat a cocaine charge through cooperation. It should be noted that Priest accompanied G.F.K. in this month’s Wu-Goo partnership announcement.
“Why are your goons not as hard as mine?” begged Martin. “Stop acting, stop pretending, and stop lying. ‘Be real’ as your video once mentioned, and don’t ever fucking mention my name again!”
Previously, Shkreli was involved in a verbal back-and-forth (through the media) with another Wu-Tang Clan member, RZA.