The level of anger that was triggered by Martin Shkreli's purchase of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album could've ended his life.

According to a report from The Daily Mail, a new memoir from Cyrus Bozorgmehr, who was one of the three men responsible for the sale of the album, alleges that Clan fans put a hit out on Shkreli after he dissed RZA in an interview following the transaction.

"No one had ever dissed RZA or the Clan like that. Ever,” Bozorgmehr wrote. "There had to be retaliation for this, whether it was through words, fists, or maybe even bullets from a Staten Island crew who wouldn’t let the Clan get dissed by this fuck. There’s an awful lot of motherfuckers who’d be delighted to step to Martin first – no matter what anyone said. Man’s going down."

Bozorgmehr also claims that the arrest prevented Shkreli from dissing the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard even harder and making things a whole lot worse.