As everyone knows, Ja Rule was one of the original architects of the absolutely criminal Fyre Festival–where a bunch of people paid way too much money to party on an island and ended up stranded and starved. Ja Rule was legally cleared of any wrongdoing, and Fyre Festival’s main schemer, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud in 2018. It seems like music festivals and Ja Rule really do not mix, but he recently agreed to headline the 90s Nostalgia Music Festival in Toronto, which happened over the weekend. But while Ja Rule did show up to perform during Jennifer Lopez’s set at the Global Citizen Live show in NYC on Saturday night (see: above), he ghosted the 90s Nostalgia Music Festival. He’s not always there when you call, he’s not always on time, he might not even show up at all!
Back in 2017, the now-infamous Fyre Festival went off with the wettest of explosions. Like if a shart was a social event, every single thing that could have possibly gone wrong with the music festival imploded around organizers while head honcho of the clusterfuck, Billy McFarland, scrambled. The result was Billy going to prison and attendees filing a class action lawsuit for $100 million against the organizers. The lawsuit has finally been settled, but the attendees aren’t getting anywhere near $100 million. The lawsuit was settled for $2 million.
If you had asked me to predict which person connected to the Fyre Festival would not only appear in a commercial, but that the commercial would eventually go viral on the internet, I would have played it safe and put all my money on the most obvious choice: Andy King shilling for Evian. Lo and behold, it’s Ja Rule showing his love for a local Los Angeles gyro restaurant in a low-budget commercial.
Vulture says there’s a new music festival on the horizon and it’s a hip-hop and R&B festival and it might be a dud. The full line-up of the Lovers & Friends music festival was announced, and some performers have confirmed that they’re performing, while others are wondering why the fuck everyone keeps asking them about it. But fear not! Snoop Dogg is here to tell you it’s legit! So don’t worry! It’s not like Fyre Festival had any big names supporting it, right?
The Fyre Festival is part of human history now; a moment in time which we all experienced together and thought, “Wow, what a bunch of shitheads.” On all sides of the equation: people who attended despite all the sketchy things leading up to it, and also the people who planned and organized it as though you could swindle hundreds of people onto an island and get away with it.
Well one of these idiots who was responsible for the whole thing and has talked about doing more in the future, is now officially cleared of one major lawsuit. A judge has ruled that Ja Rule will not be a part of that $100 million class action lawsuit.
So Ja Rule and 50 Cent notoriously hate each other. They have been screwing with each other for years, which is funny to me only because one of them is so much more successful than the other. These two are slapping at each other some more and Ja Rule really seems to have gone in with a particular social media post. Ja better be careful because Fofty doesn’t play.