The Internet's Most Hated Man Will Pay $2 Million To Free Bobby Shmurda
As much as people still bump Bobby Shmurda's music and hashtag #FreeBobby, they're still not doing sh*t to get him out of jail.
The 21-year-old currently can't pay his $2 million bail, his label won't help him and his fans are forgetting about "Shmoney Dance."
One man who hasn't forgotten about the Brooklyn rapper is fellow Brooklyn-native Martin Shkreli, who, if you don't remember, is the CEO who raised the price of one AIDS medication from $13.50 per pill to a $750.
In an interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli revealed his latest endeavor was to help the rapper who's been behind bars for almost a year now, but only at a cost once Shmurda came out.
Of Shmurda, Shkreli said,
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.
Shkreli then said he was fully prepared to dish out the $2 million bail to finally free Bobby.
I'll show up with $2 million bail money no f*cking 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.
Of course, in Shkreli's mind, this won't be for free, and Bobby would then owe him once he gets out.
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.
Shkreli also recently made headlines for being the dude reckless enough to buy Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album, which went on sale for $2 million -- the same as Bobby's bail.
However, after Wu-Tang members realized Shkreli was the person trying to purchase their art, they immediately regretted the sale. But, the group has options due to a clause in the sale contract saying Bill Murray (yes, the actor) is the only one besides group members who can steal back the album without repercussions.
As much as we all want Bobby Shmurda to be free, it kind of sucks we all might have to thank this scumbag for it.
Oh, Shkreli, if you're going to #FreeBobby, you need to #FreeRowdy, too!