According to reports, that could represent a $4 million dollar legal bill, but an exclusive interview with HipHopDX detailed his plans for the embattled BK rapper.
“We’re actually in discussion to try to bail out Bobby Shmurda. Forget whether you think he’s guilty or not, the guy should not be sitting in jail right now. It’s insane,” Shkreli told DX. “He’s from Brooklyn. I’m from Brooklyn. He deserves a fair trial. He deserves good lawyers. He doesn’t have good lawyers. His label is hanging him out to dry and so I have a conference call tomorrow morning with them (December 15). I’ll show up with $2 million bail money no f**king problem. He’s not going to flee the country. I’m not going to lose anything. I’m going to try to make that happen. That’s one thing I’m working on.”
The deal won’t be without a hitch, said Shkreli, and unabashed “opportunist.”
He continued, “I’m a fan and I’m a business man. I’m not going to do this for free. [Laughs] He’s going to have to do something for me. I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet. He’s going to owe me one, obviously. I’d like to pay for his legal defense as well. I’m a big fan but also I’m an opportunist. You know that. I see an opportunity here.”
Right now, Shkreli said he is working on the details with Epic Records to get the rapper out.
He also stated that he was upset with Wu-Tang’s leader RZA, who expressed dissatifation with the purchaser of the last group album. Once Upon A Time In Shaolin cost Shkreli a cool $2 million but that didn’t stop RZA from objecting to his business practices.
“This thing [Wu-Tang thing] is starting to get pretty tense. You probably see that increasingly. I’m getting pretty frustrated by it,” he said. “I bought the most expensive album in the history of mankind and f**king RZA is talking shit behind my back and online in plain sight. I’m just getting pissed off. That’s not the way I do business. If I hand you $2 million, fucking show me some respect. At least have the decency to say nothing or “no comment.” The guy says “…before his business practices came to light.” What the fuck does that mean? I f**king make money. That’s what I do. That’s why I can fucking afford a fucking $2 million album. What do you think I do, make cookies? No, motherf***er. I sell drugs. [Laughs] I felt insulted.”