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Ghostface Killah responds to Martin Shkreli

By and | Published on Wednesday 10 February 2016

Ghostface Killah / Martin Shkreli

It’s taken a couple of weeks, but Ghostface Killah has finally responded to Martin Shkreli’s video demanding an apology for insulting him. Spoiler: He didn’t apologise. Actually, part of the delay seems to have been finding someone to Photoshop Shkreli’s head onto Pee-wee Herman’s body.

The video sees the rapper describe Shkreli as “the man with the twelve year old body” and describes their fight as “Ghost versus Peter Pan”. He also responds to Shrkeli’s claims that his “goons” are harder than the Wu-Tang members by bringing out his mother and sister to back him up.

Ghostface Killah spends the bulk of the video calling on Shkreli to drop the price of the drug Daraprim back down to the rate it was sold at prior to his company buying the rights to the medication and increasing the price per pill by 5000%. The clip also acts as an advert for the rapper’s own branded cannabidiol product, about which he makes some fairly dubious medical claims.

Watch the whole video here:

Ghostface Killah KILLS Martin Shkreli (Verbally, Politically, …

Ghostface Killah KILLS Martin Shkreli (Verbally, Politically, & Emotionally)

Posted by Ghostface Killah on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Elsewhere in the ‘how-did-this-fucker-become-music-news?’ file, Shkreli is being sued by a man who claims that the one-off-copy Wu-Tang album that the controversial pharma exec bought for $2 million – the purchase of which led to the Ghostface Killah feud – uses unauthorised artwork.

According to Reuters, plaintiff “Jason Koza said he never allowed his fan art depicting Wu-Tang members to be used in packaging for the hip hop group’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin'”. This is Shkreli’s problem, says Koza, because he ‘displayed’ the artwork without permission to an online magazine, which then published it.

Which I’m not sure is really what the public display right under US law (an equivalent of the public performance right, but for artwork) is intended for, but hey, any excuse to slap that Shkreli in the face I suppose.