Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would like to bail Brooklyn rapper Bobby $hmurda out of jail. $hmurda was arrested in December 2014 for allegedly being a member of a gang affiliated with the Crips. As part of a 15-person indictment, he was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. The rapper rose to fame in July 2014 after a video for one of his songs went viral and put him on the Billboard Hot 100.
Enter Shkreli. In addition to being famous for drastically hiking the price of drugs, he recently combined his love of wealth and rap music by purchasing the sole copy of a Wu-Tang album at the hefty price tag of $2 million dollars. Like $hmurda, Shkreli grew up in Brooklyn and told HipHopDX he would like to bail the rapper out of jail:
I’m a fan and I’m a business man. Look, the guy’s going to have to record for me if he comes out. I’ll just come out and say it… I’m not going to do this for free.
He's now made it a sport to have rap music that no one else can have, and he's proud of it:
Taunting all rap fans by hoarding music is not going help his popularity problem. And making rappers with alleged connections to the Crips owe you favors sounds a bit risky. Since Crips wear blue, Shkreli is going to have an even tougher time walking around with the big red target he constantly has on his back.