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Martin Shkreli offers Kanye West $10M for new album

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Martin Shkreli offers Kanye West $10M for new album

You won't be able to purchase Kanye West's newest album if Martin Shkreli has anything to say about it.

The pharmaceutical CEO, who recently made headlines after being accused of widespread securities fraud, took to Twitter on Thursday to offer the famed rapper $10 million in exchange for exclusive access to Kanye's newest album, "The Life of Pablo."

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West, who is no stranger to controversy and social media himself, did not immediately reply.

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Shkreli famously purchased the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan's album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" for $2 million to "keep it from the people."

The purchase may eventually prove more costly for the former hedge fund manager, as a lawsuit surfaced on Tuesday claiming that the Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist.

The pharma bad boy's E-Trade stock account — valued at $45 million — lost a whopping $41 million in value since last month, when it was used to secure a $5 million criminal release bond.

—Reuters contributed to this report.