Of all the random, completely unexpected celebrity feuds of the past year, none has been such an endless source of entertainment as the beef between Martin Shkreli and Ghostface Killah.
It all started when Shkreli bought a $2 million Wu Tang Clan album, which presumably contained the secret for making for cancer-curing cocaine out of common household items in the lyrics.
Maybe there’s a different reason for buying a $2 million record, but we can’t think of one.
Anyway, the Wu failed to pay Shkreli the respect he felt he deserved after he shelled out for the ludicrously-priced LP, and some members of the legendary hip hop crew even took jabs at the so-called "pharma bro" in interviews.
This led to the 32-year-old former hedge fund manager making the (possibly ill-advised) decision to threaten Ghostface Killah in various public forums, including an interview with The Breakfast Club in which he stated that he’d happily smack Ghost in the face.
It took a while, but today, Ghostface finally responded with the video below.
"You must be on Ritalin or something, man," Ghost tells Shkreli in the clip. "You a fake-ass supervillain."
Ghost is pissed, to be sure, but he also takes a moment to implore Shkreli to lower the price of the prescription medication Daraprim.
You may remember that Shkreli first became a household name when he was involved in the decision to jack up the price of the drug during his time as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.
Ghost actually spends a good chunk of the clip encouraging Shkreli to "get down with" him and lower the price for the good of the average consumer.
It’s worth noting that Shkreli has assured the public that he has a program in place to ensure that those who can’t afford Daraprim will still have access to the drug, and as he’s no longer with Turing, he may not be in a position to lower the cost.
Anyway, Ghost saves face (no pun intended) with a few light jabs at Shkreli, but ultimately seems more interested in offering an olive branch at one point even bringing out his own "goons" (his mother and sister) to shame Martin for his public attacks.
So, it looks like Shkreli v Ghost may soon come to an end. Enjoy it while you can: