(AllHipHop News) The controversial public figure had announced “An Evening With Martin Shkreli” on Facebook.
The “presentation/lecture” was reportedly scheduled to take place at Webster Hall on January 20 and would have included the indicted pharmaceutical executive playing tracks from his unreleased music collection.
After posting promotional items on Eventbrite and social media, the man also known as “Pharma Bro” returned to Facebook to reveal his NYC event will not happen.
“Webster Hall has cancelled the 2/20 event,” posted Shkreli. “It’s sad that a couple of threats can cancel a 500 person event people wanted to go to.”
The protestors began chanting “people over profits” outside the university’s venue.
Shkreli was heavily criticized when his company raised the price of an AIDS-related drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill.
He was arrested for securities fraud in 2015.