Although Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli was arrested this morning by the FBI on securities fraud charges, his prized possession — Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which he purchased for $2 million — is safe. According to the FBI, there was no seizure warrant, so the government agency could not take the overpriced album from his home.
This is a tiny bit of good news for Shkreli, who’s had a rough week. In addition to the arrest, he conducted an extensive interview with HipHopDX, in which he tried to be a nice dude and said he wanted to free embattled rapper Bobby Shmurda. Instead, he started beef with RZA, acted like a spoiled brat, and said disgusting things about Taylor Swift.
This bad week, of course, comes after a bad month when he attempted to justify raising the price of a vital HIV treatment drug (Daraprim) from $13.50 a pill to $750.
Needless to say, Shkreli has had this coming. But, no need to kick a guy when he’s deservedly down. At least he can keep his overpriced, likely bad post-Wu-Tang Forever Clan album.