Fyre Festival Cofounder Ja Rule Says He Had No Idea the Festival Was a Fraud

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Fyre Festival counder Billy McFarland is in jail for six years on monetary fraud expenses.  But what in regards to the different counder, Ja Rule?

Just days after a pair documentaries inspecting the Fyre Festival have been launched, pageant counder Ja Rule is lastly responding to allegations fraud.  The rapper, who teamed up with Billy McFarland to coordinate the Bahamas-based occasion, is now claiming that he knew nothing in regards to the rampant fraud main as much as the splashy pageant.

And by some means, Ja Rule (whose actual identify is Jeffrey Bruce Atkins) additionally had no concept that the grounds on Grande Exuma island was in full disarray simply days earlier than showtime.

Instead, Ja Rule is claiming that he was the sufferer a large fraud, as a substitute the perpetrator.  “I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!” Ja Rule tweeted, drawing a tons of incredulous feedback.

Ja Rule has additionally claimed to be ‘in awe’ whereas watching the documentaries, which suggests he knew nothing in regards to the particulars introduced.  The rapper declined to be interviewed for both movies.

Two documentaries, Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened have been launched up to now few days.  That blitz is stirring an enormous quantity consciousness in regards to the catastrophe pageant, together with some its employees — together with Bahamian employees and enterprise house owners who have been crushed by the pageant fail.

In a sequence tweets, Ja Rule claims that he was solely a star with a imaginative and prescient, unaware the on-the-ground implementation.

“So it’s unimaginable for me to TRUST somebody with my imaginative and prescient and them fully fuck it up? And it wasn’t my cash so once I requested questions I used to be lied to…”

The rapper additional promised to “inform my reality actual quickly,” whereas noting that “I HAVE RECEIPTS!!!” (no matter meaning).

Earlier, Ja Rule claimed that the problem round Fyre Festival was ‘false promoting,’ not ‘fraud’ whereas berating ‘Millennials who’ve by no means skilled any adversity’ for not toughing it out on the island.

Most the respondents on Twitter are deeply skeptical Ja Rule’s claims, to say the least.  “Two quite simple questions,” AllHipHop senior information author Yohance Kyles began.

“At what level did YOU know that the pageant was going to be a catastrophe and attendees/employees/traders have been doubtlessly being scammed? Why did YOU say Fyre didn’t commit fraud solely ‘false promoting’?”

Kyles additionally questioned how Ja Rule might shift from being an energetic participant to somebody ‘in awe’ watching the documentaries.  “You went from the Fyre Festival being “your imaginative and prescient” at 10:23 am to “I’m watching the docs in awe” at 12:39 pm, as when you had no concept what came about in these conferences and on that island. Were you financially and logistically concerned within the occasion or not?”

Others requested equally pointed questions, with out getting any substantive responses.

The denials are clearly questionable, although its unclear if Ja Rule will face any legal expenses.  But most individuals appear targeted on the victims on Exuma Island, significantly the Bahamian girls who was left in a determined monetary scenario after fronting cash for meals for tons of individuals.

That lady, Maryanne Roelle, is now the focus a GoFundMe campaign that has raised $124,000 (and counting).