Ghostface Killah vs. "Shithead" Martin Shkreli is the Beef I've Been Praying For - DJBooth

Ghostface Killah vs. "Shithead" Martin Shkreli is the Beef I've Been Praying For

Ghostface Killah and that terrible guy who bought the Wu-Tang album are in a war of words. Finally, here's a beef I can endorse.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
DJBooth_logo2x

In a surprise street interview with TMZ (because how else does TMZ conduct its interviews?), Ghostface Killah called Martin Shkreli, the now infamous pharmaceutical CEO who grossly raised the price of AIDs medication and is the sole owner of Wu-Tang's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album, a "shithead" and said that while the decision is completely out of his hands, he believes that Shkreli should return the music to the people where it belongs. 

Shrekli, who seems delighted to have successfully wormed his way into hip-hop, took the safety off of his Twitter fingers and fired right back at Ghost: 

I have to hand it to Shrekli, you can expect that "non-profit rapper" line to show up in someone's diss song soon, but otherwise this is nothing more than a petulant millionaire dragging even more of his dirt into hip-hop culture.

Ghost is not only my personal favorite emcee of all-time but undeniably an all-time great, so while I would have thought myself hard-pressed to dislike Shkreli more, he's somehow found a way.

I don't care enough about fashion to weight in on A$AP Rocky vs. Travis $cott, Ghostface versus Action Bronson was a non-starter, but Ghostface Killah vs. Martin Shkreli? Now here's a beef I can get behind without reservation. Your move Tony Starks

UPDATE: Ghost has responded: "C'mon bruh, you don't want to do it. I'll break your heart in four days."

Related

DJBooth_logo2x

An Anti-Elitist Guide to Loving Ghostface Killah

Understanding one of hip-hop's most singular, creative and original voices for nearly two decades now.

DJBooth_logo2x

Ghostface Killah, Questlove, ScHoolboy Q & More to Play October A3C Festival

From Questlove to Ghostface Killah, this year's A3C Festival promises to be a must-attend event.

DJBooth_logo2x

This Random College Rap Beef Will Make You Love Hip-Hop Again

Superstar rap beefs have become empty publicity ploys, but this right here? This is what it sounds like when someone gets ethered.

DJBooth_logo2x

Martin Shkreli Streams Wu-Tang Clan's "Shaolin" Album & It's Actually Really Good

Despite being produced by a Wu-Tang wannabe, that $2 million album sounds better than you might think.

DJBooth_logo2x

I've Been Sleeping on Royce da 5'9" - I Apologize

With a new album on the way I'm finally realizing what an incredible emcee I've been sleeping on all these years.