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Donald Trump win leads to Martin Shkreli releasing snippets of Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

He bought the one-of-a-kind album last year for $2 million 

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 09 November 2016 13:05 GMT
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Before the US election result was announced, Martin Shkreli promised that, if Donald Trump was voted President of the United States, he would release Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

The one-of-a-kind album was purchased by the notorious pharmaceutical boss for a reputed $2 million in May last year, before the rap group became aware of his business practices.

Following Trump becoming President-elect of the United States, Shkreli actually stayed true to his promise (in part), playing snippets from the album over a live stream.

While the majority of the Periscope stream saw the ‘pharma-bro’ sitting around on his laptop, sounds clips from the album have found their way onto YouTube.

Shkreli promised that further snippets will be released 'later' in a separate live-stream.

Since purchasing the album, Shkreli has had a somewhat turbulent relationship with members of Wu-Tang Clan, particularly Ghostface Killer, the pair having both posted videos online criticising each other.

Before the Democratic result, Shkreli was a Bernie Sanders supporter: once Hilary Clinton became the democratic nominee, he turned on the party, lambasting her on Twitter.

Meanwhile, for all the latest coverage on the election result, follow The Independent in-depth reporting here.

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