While everyone was at Madison Square Garden for the Yeezy Season 3 show, disgraced pharma mogul, Martin Shkreli though it would be a good idea to try to get Kanye West to sell his new album, The Life of Pablo, to him and thus, prevent it from being offered for sale to the public.
The 32-year-old, who is known primarily for sparking outrage last year among patients, doctors and politicians after his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of the anti-parisitic infection drug, Daraprim, by more than 5,000 percent (from US$13.50 to US$750 per tablet), took to his Twitter account to reach out to West ("aiyo @kanyewest last minute can i buy your album out so it dont get released publicly"), attaching his official offer letter to buy the album for $10 million. Shkreli, who was arrested by the FBI on December 17, 2015, stemming from charges of securities fraud and was subsequently released on bail, pulled a similar stunt with a recent Wu-Tang Clab album, which he bought for $2 million.
More than 20 million viewers watched West put his own twist on a New York Fashion Week runway show on Thursday as he debuted a new album and clothing collection at Madison Square Garden. As for the collection itself, it seems to have largely been overshadowed by the release of West's most recent album. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Binkley was one of the first to sound off on the collection, tweeting: "This Adidas-funded experiment with Yeezy is going to be great for @kanyewest 's album. But the clothes look like Lululemon met Y3."
UPDATE (2/13/16): As of this evening, after raising his offer to $15 million, Shkreli suggests that he has bought West's Pablo album, tweeting, "Got the album. Photos soon [...] Beatles next. Also not sure Kanye can perform on #SNL tonight. Sorry (not sorry)."