Of course Ja Rule is getting sued over and over again for the Fyre Festival, his Gilligan’s Island-meets-FEMA music festival disaster. Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos kicked things off last week when he filed a $100 million lawsuit against Ja Rule, Billy McFarland and Fyre Media. Since then, there’s been another class action lawsuit, a negligence suit, a breach of contract lawsuit from the company hired to staff the event, and a lawsuit claiming that people who tweeted negative things about the Fyre Festival were receiving cease-and-desist letters.
Pitchfork says that Ja Rule recently found himself on the receiving end of his seventh lawsuit. This latest one was filed on Tuesday, and it accused Fyre Festival organizers of actively encouraging attendees to upgrade to more-expensive packages and spend money on their cashless “Fyre Band” payment systems, despite knowing the Fyre Festival was probably not going to happen.
It’s not just Fyre Festival
suckers attendees who want their money back. TMZ says Ja and Billy are currently being chased down by a lending company. EHL Funding says it loaned Ja and Billy $3 million just 18 days before the Fyre Festival was set to start. Ja and Billy promised to make payments, and so far they’ve paid back just under $900,000. But EHL Funding hasn’t heard anything from either Ja or Billy since April 21st. EHL Funding says Ja and Billy have defaulted on the loan, and they’re suing for the unpaid amount plus interest. TMZ says they want the money immediately. Well bless your heart, EHL Funding.
This brings Ja Rule’s lawsuits to a grand total of eight. Eight! This is turning into a Faustian nightmare. And not just for Ja Rule, either. I’m of course talking about The Devil. When Ja Rule sold his soul to The Devil for a chance at a career comeback (because that’s the only explanation for how Ja Rule could sell a music festival in 2017), I doubt The Devil thought it would become such a disaster. Every time Ja Rule gets another lawsuit, he probably screams “I’d do anything to make this go away!” and The Devil replies: “No way man, I don’t want to be dragged further into this mess.”