Lil Wayne’s team is investigating how Martin Shkreli got his hands on Tha Carter V after the notorious pharmaceutical exec streamed some of the project during a recent Periscope session.
Shkreli could be facing serious consequences, including legal action from Cash Money Records or Universal Music Group.
Earlier this year, reports surfaced that said Lil Wayne had sole possession of Tha Carter V and power to release it.
The album, which was supposed to be released in October 2014 but was delayed without explanation, was the cause of rift between Tunechi and Cash Money boss Birdman. In December of that year, Weezy claimed he wanted off the label because Baby was supposedly blocking the release of the latest installment of the popular series.
(This article was first published December 23, 2016 and is as follows.)
Martin Shkreli claims he has his hands on another one of the most coveted projects in Hip Hop, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
Shkreli, who purchased Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album last year for $2 million, plays a guessing game with his Periscope fans (if you can call them that) about what album he allegedly acquired. Some hoped to hear Lil B’s Black Ken mixtape, which Shkreli talked with the BasedGod about being a part of its release.
“It’s going to make Wu-Tang look irrelevant,” he says of the project he has on his computer. “I have acquired Hip Hop’s most exclusive, most sought after album and it’s mine.”
The notorious pharmaceutical exec finally spilled the beans that the music is supposedly Tha Carter V, which he says is a double disc album. He gives a maniacal laugh before playing a few minutes of previously unheard Weezy tracks.
How exactly did Shkreli get the Tunechi gems?
“Let’s just say this thing fell into my lap,” he explains. “But when you’re as handsome, good-looking, smart and wealthy as me, things just fall into your lap.”
Tha Carter V is reportedly the cause of fracture between Birdman and Lil Wayne as Weezy demanded off Cash Money in December 2014, claiming that the mogul was blocking the release of the much-anticipated album. A drawn-out legal battle ensued and Wayne has since dissed his former father figure on wax and in concert.
Watch Martin Shkreli’s Periscope session with music supposedly from Tha Carter V above.