Bobby Shmurda Could Be Freed ... By Guy Who Bought Wu-Tang Album

12/16/2015 11:07 AM PST

Bobby Shmurda: Could Be Freed by Guy Who Bought Wu-Tang Album

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First, he dropped $2 million for that Wu-Tang record, and now Martin Shkreli wants to be Bobby Shmurda's hero ... the guy who finally bails him out of jail.

The controversial pharmaceutical honcho now says he wants to spend another $2 mil to get Shmurda out of jail, simply because they're both Brooklyn kids -- but also because he sees a chance to make a ton of cash.

Shkreli told HipHopDX he's in talks to put up the money. Shmurda's been held for a year, awaiting trial for weapons charges and conspiracy to commit murder.

Shkreli's offer is totally strings attached though -- "I’m not going to do this for free. [Laughs] He’s going to have to do something for me. I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet. He’s going to owe me one, obviously."

As we reported ... a judge recently shot down his family's latest attempt to bail out Shmurda.