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Martin "Peter Pan" Shkreli Was Just Destroyed by Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah

February 9th 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

The war of words between rapper Ghostface Killah and so-called “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli rages on.

Killah unleashed a critical video directed at the former pharmaceutical executive on Tuesday, attacking him for raising the price of a lifesaving AIDS drug by about 5,000 percent last year. He also promoted his own brand of CBD oil, derived from non-psychoactive ingredients of marijuana that have been shown to have a range of health benefits.

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"People can't pay that much, man," Killah said of Daraprim, the drug Shkreli's drug company acquired in September, raising the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. "You a real killer man, you're a real killer. But you're a soft killer. You [are] a clown."

The 11-minute video comes a week after Shkreli made headlines for invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a congressional hearing about drug pricing practices in the pharmaceutical industry. Killah referenced news articles about the price hike scandal and a video clip of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who also criticized the former hedge fund manager for allegedly gouging patients on the price of Daraprim.

In a mocking parody of a video threat posted by Shkreli in late January, Ghostface calls upon three masked individuals to berate the "Pharma Bro." The masks are removed to reveal three women, who ridicule Shkreli for endangering the lives of people who need Daraprim.

Ghostface Response Video

“You’re so bad in what you’re doing. It’s so evil. How are you going to save the world through evil?” asks one of the women in the video, apparently named Sister Asia.


The YouTube video — titled "Ghostface Killah KILLS Martin Shkreli (Verbally, Politically, & Emotionally)" — quickly spread on social media. Shkreli responded on Twitter shortly after its release, writing that the "format of your apology was unacceptable" and urging the rapper to "stop making medical claims" in reference to Killah's CBD oil.

Unrelated to the price hike scandal, Shkreli was arrested by FBI agents in December on charges of securities fraud during his time as a hedge fund manager. He pleaded not guilty.

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