Kanye West might have to delay the release of his new album, “The Life of Pablo.” This, after a businessman offered to buy the rights to the record.
According to Hollywood Life, Martin Shkreli is looking to purchase the full and exclusive rights to the rapper’s album. He is offering 10 million USD (14 million AUD) for sole rights to it. But this offer might even just stall the album’s release further.
“Kanye and his label are legally required to take my offer letter to their Board of Directors. This should delay the album by a few days,” Shkreli said on Instagram.
Hollywood Life also reported why the pharmaceuticals CEO wants to buy the rights to Yeezy’s album.
“If I own the album, and there’s anyone circulating the album, I would sue them for 10 million and make hundreds of millions,” Shkreli was quoted as saying. He also brags that he “would basically sue everyone for having copies of the album.”
West recently changed his album‘s name from Waves to T.L.O.P. He only confirmed the meaning of the acronym on the day of the record’s debut.
Shkreli’s “outlandish” selfishness also made headlines last year. His pharmaceutical company bought the rights to the drug, Daraprim, and raised the price from $13.50 to $750. According to Mail Online, Daraprim is used to treat AIDS and cancer patients.
Meanwhile, West’s album debut in Madison Square Garden was “deeply confusing.”
According to Vox, the debut “was one of the most elaborate and bizarre events Kanye’s ever put together.”
Models at the two-hour show were even given strict performance rules.
But the most “startling” part of the event, Vox reports, involved a video game called “Only One.” The rapper took a break from the music to play the game’s trailer. The game, West said, was about his late mother Donda West “traveling through the gates of heaven.”
The rapper also debuted “season three” of his Yeezy fashion line in the event.