Since the major flop of Fyre festival that happened in 2017, co-founder Ja rule is now speaking of a part two…Would you go?
‘The greatest party that never happened’, as described by the Netflix documentary that explains how the festival that could have been huge, is now looked back on as a disaster.
Ja Rule, American rapper, singer and songwriter, was the co-founder of the fraudulent festival, with Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media inc. The festival was located in the Bahamas and it promised customers luxury accommodation, free flowing alcohol, and the best food, art and music.
Well-known instagram influencers and models such as Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin promoted the event in 2016, and tickets sold for up to $100,000 (£75,000). To their dismay – and quite humorously for those who could never afford it in the first place – people turned up to find tents placed in what could be described as a parking lot, with finger food instead of famous chef, Steven Starr’s, catering services.
Billy McFarland was sentenced for 6 years in October 2018 for failing to pay any of the labourers that helped in the organising of the festival. Ja Rule got off with no charges, claiming he was not responsible for the shambles that occurred, and that McFarland should take full blame.
“People know the purity of Ja Rule!”, he exclaimed in an interview on The Breakfast Club.
If that’s the case, keep your eyes peeled for Fyre Fest part two on Netflix…