"ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN"
Jan. 6, 2016
SOLD! The exclusive $2million Wu-Tang album “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” has a buyer. The Rza recently stated in an interview, the album was purchased by Martin Shkreli and at this point he can do whatever he feel is best with the album. Other Wu-Tang members have yet to share their views on the current deal.
He bought it, he can do what he wants,” RZA said in an interview with Bloomberg TV’s John Heilemann on the program “With All Due Respect.” “Art — the beautiful thing about art, from my standpoint, is that it has no discrimination.” Despite some of the rapper’s criticisms of Shkreli, the sale is done. “What we’ve done is historical, and you can’t remove that.”
Shkreli was arrested last month on charges of securities fraud related to one of his former companies and several of his hedge funds. He is accused of lying to investors and misappropriating funds. He has denied wrongdoing. Bloomberg Businessweek reported last month that he had paid $2 million for the Wu-Tang album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” which exists only as a single copy.