Martin Shkreli Claimed He Was Scammed over Kanye West's New Album

February 14
11:40 PM 2016

Martin Shkreli tried to made himself in the news again after drug price controversy. He claimed that he was scammed for $15 million after purchasing the new album of Kanye West's entitled "Life of Pablo."

An avid social media user, Shkreli expressed his anger in his series of tweets. He tweeted on Sunday evening that someone called "Daquan" scammed him $15 million for a Kanye West's new album. The next tweets were a series of frustration and meltdown from the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Inc and Retrophin Inc. In one of his tweet Shkreli expressed a frustration, "Who the f*** has my fifteen million dollars ???..."

Business Insider reported Shkreli tweeted that he has sent Daquan a payment of $15 million via bitcoin to no result. Ultimately, he concluded that he would contact Sitoshi, the creator of bitcoin, to get his money back.

Previously, Shkreli was reported to have sent the letter to Kanye West offering $10 million to release the "Life of Pablo" album only to him. He sent a series of tweet quoting his letter, saying, "I am writing to you in hopes of convincing you to withhold the release of your forthcoming studio album. Instead of releasing this product for your millions of fans, I ask you to sell this recording solely to me,for the price of $10,000,000. I believe you (and your partners) will find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action."

According to Daily Mail, Kanye West ignored the request and released his new album last night after his Saturday Night Live appearance.

"Life of Pablo" debuted in a New York Fashion Week runway show on Thursday last week where Kanye West played new tracks for his upcoming album, as reported by Reuters.
  The husband of Kim Kardashian introduced the album along with its new Yeezy Season 3 collection which he designed for Adidas.

In the fashion show event that was watched by more than 20 million viewers, Kanye West also announced the upcoming of "Only Once" a video game about his late mother's journey to the gates of heaven. Among the audience, also appeared Lamar Odom, former NBA star and husband of Khloe Kardashian, younger sister of Kim Kardashian.This was his first public appearance since October last year, after he was found coma in a brothel and hospitalized.

Before this attention-seeking tweets, Shkreli was subpoenaed before the United States Congress regarding his notorious drug price hike of life-saving drug Daraprim. During questioning, he pleaded his Fifth-Amandment right for not answering all questions asked. As notorious as he was, Shkreli posted insulting tweet to the Congrress after questioning, "Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government."

On Sunday, Shkreli claimed that he was scammed for $15 million upon purchase of Kanye West's new album entitled "Life of Pablo." However, there is no solid evidence whether Shkreli was really scammed, or he just wanted to hitchhike on Kanye West's popularity.

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