Martin Shkreli Says He Would Smack Ghostface Killah in the Face
The owner of the Wu-Tang Clan's one of a kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin and all around loathsome human antagonist Martin Shkreli visited Power 105's The Breakfast Club Wednesday morning (Feb. 3), and continued his beef with the Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah saying he would slap the rapper if he were present. Just last week, Shkreli, who first gained recognition by increasing the price a certain AIDS medication by 5,000 percent, demanded an apology from Ghostface who had called the pharmaceutical boss a shithead one week prior.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for the whole Clan, including Ghost, but we're talking musically," Shkreli told The Breakfast Club. "There's a difference between music and real life and personas."
"He disrespected me," he continued. "It definitely felt like the guy was taking shots at me. In the hip-hop game as we all know, it's not easy to be on the receiving end of those things without jumping back... It's not even a hip-hop thing, it's a man thing...especially publicly."
Shkreli continued to comment on Ghost, saying, “He’s one of the greatest rappers ever, but he’s still a man, he bleeds the same blood as me, it's both red. And if you want to talk shit, I’m not the one… If he were here right now, I’d smack him right in the face."
Before Shkreli was arrested himself on security fraud charges, he had suggested that he would front bail for Bobby Shmurda, saying Wednesday, "I would have loved to, and I was in conversations with his attorney a day before I got arrested."
The back and forth between Shkreli and Ghostface is not as likely to reach an amicable resolution as the recent beef between Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, with neither side appearing to back down from the tough talk. Watch Shkreli's full interview above as he chats with Charlamagne and the gang for just over 30 minutes.
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