Ja Rule Defends His Status As Fyre Festival Victim

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elliot-wolf - January 23, 2019

I think we should cut funding for those high paying detective positions at the police stations since documentaries are doing all of the investigating. Ja Rule is now at the center of American outrage over the Fyre festival fiasco. All it took was a Hulu and Netflix documentary for those angry couch potatoes to care. The tech guy is doing time but Ja Rule walked away scot-free. Someone, somewhere on Twitter thinks he should go to jail. I’m sure of it. But Ja Rule doesn’t think he should be responsible for the unpaid employees and horrible time those rich kids had on the island. Honestly, anyone excited to attend a Ja Rule headlined concert in 2017 deserves whatever is coming to them.

Ja Rule wants to clarify the circumstances surrounding the infamous Fyre Festival.

The rapper and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland co-organized the festival, which was advertised an exclusive and luxurious music-filled weekend in the Bahamas. Hailey BaldwinBella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski were some of the promoters for the big weekend. Those who attended it, however, were in for a rude awakening and likened the surroundings to "a disaster," "refugee camp" and "mass chaos."

Although McFarland was arrested and charged with wire fraud in July 2017 and later sentenced to 6 years in prison, Ja Rule is insisting he's in the clear. "I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???"

Ja Rule asserted later that he "NEVER MADE OR GOT PAID ONE DOLLAR FROM FYRE... BUT EVERYONE ELSE DID!!!" and that he lost "PLENTY" of money on it.

I believe this entire situation was overblown. Sure no one showed up to perform, but at the very least, you’re eating a hoagie on the beach in the Bahamas next to horny bored women in bikinis. How bad can that be? If that was the situation that was originally being advertised, I'd be asking "where do I book?" The absence of a Ja Rule performance is a bonus if you ask me.

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