Wu-Tang Clan Want James Comey to Help Retrieve Album Once Owned by Martin Shkreli

The Wu-Tang Clan want James Comey to help retrieve their infamous Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album, once owned by Martin Shkreli.

Two members of the legendary rap collective, Ghostface Killah (Dennis Coles) and Method Man (Clifford Smith), met the former FBI director on Tuesday while backstage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They joked Comey could help them get back their album, which is currently in the federal government’s possession.

“Me and my brother @methodmanofficial workin on getting that album back from the feds… Wu Tang forever @comey,” Killah wrote alongside a photo of the trio.

The album—initially released as a one-of-a-kind copy in 2015—was considered the most expensive album ever purchased after Shkreli paid a cool $2 million for it at auction. However, the album was seized by the federal government following Shkreli’s conviction on security fraud charges in August 2017.

Shkreli, nicknamed the "Pharma Bro," was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on March 9. He was also ordered to fork over $7.3 million in assets, which included the precious Wu-Tang Clan album as well as his stake in Vyera Pharmaceuticals, a Picasso painting and an unreleased Lil Wayne album, Tha Carter V.

After it was discovered Shkreli jacked up the prices for the drug Daraprim and cheated investors of two hedge funds he managed, Wu-Tang Clan reportedly donated a "significant portion" of the album’s sale to charity. "The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Skhreli’s [sic] business practices came to light,” RZA, a member of Wu Tang Clan, wrote in a statement to Bloomberg in December 2015.

It’s unlikely Comey will be able to help Wu-Tang Clan get their album back though. The 57-year-old, who was visiting the late night show to talk about his tell-all book Higher Loyalty, was ousted from his top spot at the FBI by President Donald Trump back May 2017.

Colbert informed Wu Tang Clan that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions now has the album, to which they replied: "That album belongs to the people."