“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has become infamous in Hip Hop for being a collector of rarities, including Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album. Perhaps the most surprising collectible he’s obtained is Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter 5 LP, which has never been released. As it turns out, he got a copy out of pure luck.
Alex Pfeiffer, a White House correspondent for The Daily Caller, recently recounted a conversation he once had with Shkreli about Tha Carter 5. The reporter revealed the controversial figure claims to have simply found the CD in a Bugatti he purchased.
“I’ll always remember how Shkreli told me he got the Carter 5,” Pfeiffer tweeted. “Wayne sold his Bugatti and left the CD in there..new owner sold it to shkreli.”
I'll always remember how Shkreli told me he got the Carter 5. Wayne sold his Bugatti and left the CD in there..new owner sold it to shkreli
— Alex Pfeiffer (@PfeifferDC) August 4, 2017
“I believe that the sale is legal,” he said in December 2016. “Criminal law? Forget it … I don’t believe that Lil Wayne could sue me. I don’t believe Birdman can sue me. I don’t think Universal could sue me. It’s a legal sale.”
While Shkreli’s name seemingly continues to pop up in the Hip Hop realm, he has bigger issues to worry about. The businessman was convicted on three counts of securities fraud last Friday (August 4).