No, Skrillex Didn't Buy Wu-Tang's $5M 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Album

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Skrillex performs a DJ set by the pool on the roof of Red Bull Guest House, in Miami, FL, on 22 March 2013

One of the year's great mysteries -- who will buy the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind record? -- remains unsolved.

Skrillex can afford a lot of nice things -- he made $15 million two years ago, according to Forbes -- from a nice home studio to a communal, techno-artistic downtown Los Angeles warehouse. But just because he can spend a lot of money on nice things doesn't mean he actually has, even if those nice things recently appeared in the music video for his song "F--- That" (which you can watch below).

Despite recent rumors, Billboard has confirmed with Skrillex's team that the dance music wunderkind did not purchase the Wu-Tang Clan's cold, silver art piece. While the Wu-Tang's one-of-a-kind album, which features Cher on two songs, has been in a sort of limbo since being announced early this year, RZA told Billboard in April that the offers were coming in.


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