Ellie Goulding Hates Martin Shkreli Too
It's understood that the world at large is not a fan of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who price-gouged AIDS patients and bought a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million and is now threatening to destroy it.
On that latter point, Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah recently mocked the man holding his album hostage, calling Shkreli a "shithead" and the "Michael Jackson nose kid." Not having the best sense of humor about himself, Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager, then recorded a video of himself and several masked men making various threats and racially tinged insults toward Ghostface -- perhaps not the smartest move for a guy who is currently battling charges of securities fraud by the federal government.
Now Shkreli is pushing the envelope even further, to the disgust of artists (and presumable Wu-Tang fans) like Ellie Goulding, who tweeted, "This guy needs to eff off or I will hunt him down" in reference to his Ghostface diss video.
This guy needs to eff off or I will hunt him down https://t.co/ldtEP5kteo— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) January 28, 2016
On Wednesday, Shkreli finally got around to responding to Goulding with a characteristically condescending comeback:
chill bae https://t.co/JSJjAbnVJ7— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 3, 2016
Earlier in the day Shkreli had stopped by the New York radio show The Breakfast Club to defend himself from what the hosts called the behavior of a "privileged, entitled prick," where he insisted that he has "tremendous respect" for Ghostface but that "in the hip-hop game" (something he apparently considers himself a player in) "it’s not easy to be on the receiving end of those things without jumping back.”
"That’s just basic bravado and basic manhood," he lectured. "He’s one of the greatest rappers ever but he’s still a man. He still bleeds the same blood as me."
And then, to prove his basic manhood, he tossed out yet another threat:
"If he were here right now, I’d fucking smack him right in the face."
Don't believe him? "I'm from Brooklyn, New York," he boasted. "I grew up in the streets." At this rate, prison might end up being a safer option for Shrekeli than said streets. Watch the full interview below.