Fyre Festival... Take 2
If you've watched either Netflix or Hulu's version of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, then you know what a shit show that was. The 2017 festival was sold to attendees as a lavish vacation on a private island in the Bahamas with gourmet meals, luxury suites and musical performances by acts including Tyga and Blink-182. The advertised two-weekend festival offered VIP packages for up to $250,000.
Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is currently serving six years in prison after he pleaded guilty last March to wire fraud charges linked to the festival. In July, he pleaded guilty to more counts of fraud related to another company he ran.
TMZ recently caught up with Ja Rule outside of the Los Angeles International Airport and had a quick conversation in which they started talking about a possible Fyre Festival 2.0
and Ja had the following to say:
“IT IS THE MOST ICONNIC MUSIC FESTIVAL THAT NEVER WAS…. SO I HAVE PLANS TO CREATE THE ICONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL”
He ended the impromptu interview with:
“BUT YOU DIDN’T HEAR IT FROM ME HAHAHA”
He then quickly walked away.
Although Ja Rule was widely promoted as the co-founder of the festival, he has since maintained that he was “scammed” by the ordeal.
“I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!” he wrote on Twitter last month.
“I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!!” he wrote in another tweet last month. “I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???”
Iconnic is a play on the title of his new talent booking services app, Iconn (or Ice Connect) which is similar to Fyre’s coinciding app.
“You gotta understand that the app was very separate from the festival,” the rapper said of the Fyre app.
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