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Source: Fyre Festival

Ja Rule Wants To Have Another Shot At Fyre Fest

By Mark Pygas

You probably know all about the disaster that was Fyre Festival after the release of two documentaries this year from Netflix and Hulu. Fyre Fest, founded by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc, and rapper Ja Rule, was advertised as one of the greatest festivals in recent memory. 

Some 4,000 people were set to attend the 2017 event, but when many of them arrived on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma, they found chaos. The event, promoted as a luxurious experience by Instagram influencers like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski, immediately had problems related to security, food, accommodation, and medical services. 

Instead of the luxury villas and gourmet meals that people paid thousands of dollars for, the crowd were met with prepackaged sandwiches and FEMA tents. It all ended with Billy McFarland going to prison and being sued for $2.8 million.