Kayne West has made headlines recently about being in debt, so any news about him or his posse receiving money illegally would not surprise or shock me. It could be as simple as Martin Shkreli giving 15 million dollars to an unidentified member of Kanye West's posse but it is most likely a public ploy to cover up financial misdoings that might have happened in the past.
It seems likely that Martin Shkreli gave 15 million dollars to Kanye West. Kanye has been on social media begging for money and claiming that he is 53 million dollars in debt. Additionally, Shkreli is known as "America's Most Hated Man" and Kanye West is pretty well hated by many Americans too so it would not be surprising that they were in business with one another.
Kanye West has been caught in multiple lies, which makes him the target of Martin Shkreli's lie. If Shkreli had given $15 million to someone representing West, there would be a record of the transaction. As of now, Shkreli's transaction is based upon his story, with no facts, making it difficult to beleive.
No, Martin Shkreli created this entire situation as a public ploy to cover up his financial blunders. It is well known that Shkreli is currently in legal trouble with the IRS because of his use of company funds to pay off his personal debt. He also has a poor public image due to the actions that led to him being nicknamed "Pharma Bro". Prior to this latest stunt, Shkreli posted a video taunting rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan, in a style reminiscent of the rapper threatening another rapper due to criticism. It is obvious that he is using hip-hop culture as a prop in order to try and garner public favor and change the narrative.