Pathetic, smirking attention-whore Martin Shkreli does something


#1

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#2

Seems like a win-win to me.


#3

Came here to write exactly that. I will confess that the most I know about Kanye is what I learned by watching South Park… but it’s all I need to know.


#4

In fairness Kanye’s music is usually better than his everything-he-does-that-isn’t-making-music.

I hope he signs the deal for an exclusive album, but sends Shkreli an LP consisting of nothing but Kanye belching in time to bagpipe music.


#5

I hope the Bill Murray clause is also in this contract.


#6

See, that would piss me off, cause that’s my jams!!

Eta

I can’t stop thinking about Gene Belcher playing Scotland the brave in burps on his keyboard.


#7

Can Kanye do what Atari Teenage Riot did to Phonogram, take the money and record something unlistenable for them?


#8

An album of only skits. Telling one continuous boring story. Out of order, and interspersed with eight different recordings of 4’33". The story ends in a cliffhanger which is also a deus ex machina.


#9

Or an album of a recording of Kanye eating dinner. With plenty of ■■■■■ chewing sounds.


#10

Dude’s got resliency, yah?

Is that actually him in the gif? You’d think that if he’d learned anything from this experience, it would be not to let images of that sort circulate; I’m sure this earlier one did much to cement negative impressions.


#11

Wow. Do people normally handle multi-million dollar deals by Twitter DM?! Clearly I’ve been using it wrong.


#12

Wait wait wait. I thought Kanye’s new album was released about 7am yesterday, Australian eastern daylight savings time. So does that mean he rejected (or didn’t respond to) the smirking dickhead’s offer? And therefore we have even less reason to hear/read about this offer?

But gotta admit the fame-whore fucker takes trolling to a whole new level. By which I mean the smirker, not Kanye - I like his music, even saw him live a few years ago, although I guess the term ‘fame-whore fucker’ could apply equally to these blokes.


#13

A bit strange timing for Shkreli to offer $10 million for an album right after being informed that he’s $4.5 million in the hole to the IRS and that the government has a lien on all of his property at the moment. (Which, yes, means that Obama owns the Wu-Tang album)


#14

No, he had a debut party for it, where he played it for a crowd at MSG, but the actual album is still being mastered and finalized as of today. He even changed the tracklist from what was played at the debut party.


#15

Oh, ok. Thank you for clearing that up. I didn’t realise it was just a listening party.


#16

The way both Kanye and the news were talking about it, I thought it was the album release, as well. It was more of a public test-run, turned out.

He also showed a trailer for a video game about his mom ascending into heaven.


#17

lets be honest…who doesn’t think this somehow would result in this DB making money on it somehow?

and before anyone asks if I mean Kanye or Shkreli, then answer is yes. :slight_smile:


#18

In their defence, that’s often what ATR did to Digital Hardcore as well.


#19

Shkreli clearly could not care less about people having negative impressions of him.


#20

Some poorly constrained thoughts:
Is it possible to use the word “whore” without just a tinge of slut-shaming? Or has the term “attention-whore” shrugged off hundreds of years of sexual violence and institutionalized misogyny?
Perhaps one person’s “pathetic, smirking attention-whore” is another’s culture jammer? Or satirist? Or performance artist? Or presidential candidate?
Thanks world, oh-so-much, for pointing out an attention-seeking weasel (sorry my weasels, that’s just how it is) whose aim is to get attention. I feel like a snake that has swallowed its tail, barfed a little up its butt and back out its mouth, splashed back off a turd and went back down the throat. As in I feel dirty and have a bad taste in my mouthbutt.