Bobby Shmurda’s drawn out jail drama could soon be coming to an end … at least temporarily, and you’ll never believe who could be his saving grace.
None other than Martin Shkreli.
If you aren’t familiar with Shkreli, he is the 32-year-old multi-millionaire pharmaceutical executive who made headlines earlier this year when he bought the expired patent of Daraprim, a HIV medication that millions affected by the disease depend on, and increased the price of the drug from the very affordable $13.50 per pill to the outrageous $750 per pill, all in the name of profit.
Infamy aside, Shkreli could be the key to Shmurda finally tasting freedom after spending all of 2015 behind bars on various charges. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli laid out his intention to give the 21-year-old rapper a helping hand:
“We’re actually in discussion to try to bail out Bobby Shmurda. Forget whether you think he’s guilty or not, the guy should not be sitting in jail right now. It’s insane. He’s from Brooklyn. I’m from Brooklyn. He deserves a fair trial. He deserves good lawyers. He doesn’t have good lawyers. His label is hanging him out to dry and so I have a conference call tomorrow morning with them (December 15). I’ll show up with $2 million bail money no f**king problem. He’s not going to flee the country. I’m not going to lose anything. I’m going to try to make that happen. That’s one thing I’m working on.”
As sweet as the prospect of freedom may sound, Shmurda may want to give it some thought. Much like when Suge Knight bailed 2Pac out after an extended stay in jail, Shkreli made it clear that his money to bail out the “Hot N—a” rapper would come with conditions:
“I’m a fan and I’m a business man. I’m not going to do this for free. [Laughs] He’s going to have to do something for me. I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet. He’s going to owe me one, obviously. I’d like to pay for his legal defense as well. I’m a big fan but also I’m an opportunist. You know that. I see an opportunity here.”
One thing is for sure: this will be interested to watch play out.
If you were Bobby Shmurda, would accept Shkreli’s offer to blindly bail you out without knowing exactly what he expects in return?