Fyre Festival Co-Founder Ja Rule Blasts Documentaries Exposing His Bahamas Music Festival Fraud
The Fyre Festival was advertized as a musical extravaganza in paradise. But instead, guests and businesses were ripped off and the organizer ended up in jail. Now, co-founder Ja Rule, has lashed out after two documentaries about the debacle were released. The “Always On Time” rapper helped come up with the idea for the catastrophic event.
Ja Rule has painted himself as one of the victims, claiming to have lost “plenty” of money. Meanwhile, chief organizer Billy McFarland and social media manager Elliot Tebele have been featured in the documentaries. They were paid by online platforms Netflix and Hulu to tell their side of the story.
McFarland admitted to lying to investors and falsifying documents. “I deeply regret my actions, and I apologize to my investors, team, family, and supporters who I let down,” he told the court before being sentenced. McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison in October.