Image via Coffee and Cigarettes
The story regarding Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin just keeps getting weirder. After it was reported yesterday that Martin Shkreli had purchased Wu-Tang’s highly controversial and highly sought after album for $2 million, it has been uncovered that the contract Shkreli signed comes with an absolutely incredible clause. Every active member of the Wu-Tang Clan is entitled to steal back the album with no legal repercussions, and so is Bill Murray.
The entire clause, as written in the contract, can be read below.
The buying party also agrees that at any time during the stipulated 88 year period, the seller may legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal back Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which, if successful, would return all ownership rights to the seller. Said heist or caper can only be undertaken by currently active members of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray, with no legal repercussions.
While the idea of such a bizarre heist is exciting enough, there’s a lot of money to be made here regarding either a film adaption of the possibility, or a reality show in which the Wu-Tang Clan and Bill Murray snatch the album from Shkreli’s hands. Watch RZA, GZA, and Bill Murray’s fabulous scene from Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes below.