Martin Shkreli was the guest this morning on The Breakfast Club.
Host Charlemagne Tha God has been one of the pharma-douche's biggest critics, and his first question to him was "are you a privileged, entitled prick?"
"No. Come on, man. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I was born in Brooklyn. Privileged? No. My parents are janitors, dude," Shkreli said, explaining that he shared a room with his brother growing up, and that his immigrant mother still insists on being a janitor.During the interview, Shkreli discussed the two things that tie him to the Hip Hop world: His purchase of the Wu Tang album Once Upon A Time in Shoalin and his subsequent beef with Ghostface Killah, and his efforts to bail out Bobby Shmurda -- which ended when Shkreli was arrested on charges of securities fraud.
On why he went after Ghostface:
He disrespected me. He called me a dickhead, I recall. At the end of the day, it felt like he was talking shots at me. In the Hip Hop game, as we all know, it’s not easy to be on the receiving end of those and sit back. Even in finance you take shots. It’s a man thing. You take shots at me, I’m gonna come back at you. Especially publicly. That’s just basic bravado. I’m not gonna let him steal on me, for what? it was a tough decision, be clear.On trying to bail out Shmurda:
I would have loved to. I was in conversation with his attorneys the day before I got arrested. I got plenty of my own business to deal with. As far as I know, his trial is coming up soon enough, fortunately for Bobby. Talk about injustice in the criminal justice system, I was bailed out in three hours ... This cat has been in jail a year. Jail is suppose to be a temporary spot that you go in and out of while your lawyer gets your ass out of there. You don’t have to put up that much money. One of the amendments of The Constitution is that the government will not impose unreasonable bail. And what they’re doing to Bobby is ridiculously unconstitutional. It's disgusting.These comments may be the last we hear from the outspoken Shkreli for a while. His new lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the press later in the morning that one of the conditions of him taking on the 32-year old is that Shkreli will no longer be talking to the media.
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