Seth Meyers rumbles with Martin Shkreli, levels Big Pharma

Taking the Fifth before Congress, Meyers said, Shkreli "did what he does best: looking like a real slappable prick"

By Brendan Gauthier
February 10, 2016 4:40PM (UTC)
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On Tuesday's "Late Night," Seth Meyers took a closer look at the "so-called 'bad boy' of pharma," Martin Shkreli.

Shkreli made a name for himself by price-gouging AIDS drugs last fall and has since been workshopping an evil villain character complete with "goons."

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Shkreli appeared before a Congressional oversight committee last week and, according to Meyers, in addition to repeatedly pleading the Fifth, "did what he does best: looking like a real slappable prick."

Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan--whose one-off album, "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," Shkreli bought at auction for $2 million last year--has been trading TMZ diss-vids with Shkreli since finding out the highest bidder was the "shithead" pharma-bro.

In his latest diss-vid, Ghostface "introduced his own, far superior goons: his mother and sister," according to Meyers. Donning T-shirts bearing Shkreli's "slappable" face, Ghostface's family chides the former-Turing CEO with a familiar air of self-awareness that makes the beef all the more difficult to take seriously.

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"Let's not get distracted from the real issue," Meyers continued. "Shkreli's not alone. He's just doing what pharmaceutical companies already do--except he's being loud and conniving about it, while they're being secretive about it."

Watch the full segment below:

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Brendan Gauthier

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