How did the coveted two year Lil Wayne project get leaked?
Former pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has made headlines for hiking the price of the popular drug Daraprim up to $750 and buying the only known copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s album, The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
He recently leaked snippets of material believed to be from Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V”. In a recent interview, Shkreli detailed how he got his hands on Lil Wayne’s album that is also involved in a 51 million dollar lawsuit with Cash Money CEO Birdman.
According to the report from Complex, Shkreli claims he was approached by someone he assumed was a hacker with a proposition to get the album and said his reputation as a collector helped. “If you’ve been known to spend seven figures on music, I would contact that person first before anyone else,” Shkreli stated. “Who else would you go to? Who else is putting seven figures down for unreleased rap tracks?”
In the interview Shkreli says the person who sold him Lil Wayne’s music did so legally, although the unnamed figure is not in Wayne’s camp.