Martin Shkreli Explains How He Obtained Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Album [VIDEO]
Controversial businessman Martin Shkreli had everyone scratching their heads when he revealed online that he now owns Lil Wayne’s sought-after album, Tha Carter V. The entrepreneur even played a snippet from the album for his followers on Periscope.
Of course, this didn’t sit well with Weezy and his reps who later confirmed the snippet Shkreli played is off Tha Carter V album. So how did Shkreli acquired such a treasured item?
In an interview with DJ Akademiks, Shkreli explains that a person - who he wouldn’t name - approached him about obtaining Wayne’s Carter V album. After careful research, he discovered that the seller was legit and proceeded with getting the album. Shkreli wouldn’t reveal how much he paid for it, but he believes that he’s in possession of the album. “I do have what I believe to be a two-CD, authentic, Carter V final product mixed down,” he said. “Nobody knows what Tha Carter V is."
"In fact, nobody can say until Lil Wayne says, ‘This is Tha Carter V. He’s controlling it," he adds. "If he says, ‘You know what? That two-CD thing that Martin has? I’m gonna add some stuff. I’m gonna take a track off and put in five more.’ If he says that’s Tha Carter V, then that’s Tha Carter V, it’s his call. Not my call.”
Shkreli maintains that he bought Wayne's album fairly and he's not concern of legal retribution for playing what is essential copyright music. "I believe that the sale is legal,” he said. “Criminal law? Forget it...I don’t believe that Lil Wayne could sue me. I don’t believe Birdman can sue me. I don’t think Universal could sue me. It’s a legal sale.”
You can watch the entire interview above.