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Ja Rule officially cleared in Fyre Fest lawsuit

Ja Rule‘s name is officially cleared in the $100 million Fyre Festival lawsuit. Multiple reports confirm that the rapper will not face charges in the messy fallout from the failed festival. The judge overseeing the case dropped Ja Rule’s name from the lawsuit because he was believed to not be unaware of the major details […]

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Ja Rule secures legal victory in ongoing Fyre fallout

In the seemingly never ending fallout from the Fyre Festival disaster, Ja Rule has reportedly walked away with somewhat of a legal victory. In a court ruling from Judge Kevin Castel, both Ja Rule and Fyre’s chief marketing officer Grant Margolin are decidedly not being held liable for promoting the doomed festival. The ruling concluded […]

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Ja Rule secures legal victory in ongoing Fyre fallout

In the seemingly never ending fallout from the Fyre Festival disaster, Ja Rule has reportedly walked away with somewhat of a legal victory. In a court ruling from Judge Kevin Castel, both Ja Rule and Fyre’s chief marketing officer Grant Margolin are decidedly not being held liable for promoting the doomed festival. The ruling concluded […]

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The Chainsmokers wanted to headline Fyre Festival

The “most iconic festival that never was,” in Ja Rule’s own words, Fyre Festival promised attendees a luxuriant escape from their daily routines. The exclusive event famously devolved, to stray quite far from Billy McFarland‘s vision of a chic, boutique festival rife with VIP guests. The catastrophic conditions that ticket holders faced illustrated a stark […]

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Ja Rule wants to stage another Fyre Festival

Ja Rule, the onetime New York rapper turned festival promoter and app developer, wants to take another shot at putting on the “most iconic festival that never was.” The flames that Fyre Festival famously went down in back in 2017 still continue to burn, already churning out two well-received documentaries and a Lonely Island spoof […]

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Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000

With the new year came two visceral documentaries on the Fyre Festival disaster from streaming titans Hulu and Netflix. Both explored the chaos leading up to the event, and just how far Billy McFarland had gone in scamming and defrauding investors, staff, and fans alike. Netflix’s documentary focused more on the business angle, taking an […]

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Netflix releases official trailer for forthcoming FYRE Festival documentary

The lamentable story of Fyre Festival will live on, thanks to a new Netflix documentary that weaves a narrative of the entire abysmal string of events leading up to the disaster of a music festival. For anyone looking for a tutorial on how not to organize a music festival, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland are […]

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Netflix to release Fyre Festival documentary, as told by the the organizers themselves

In case the Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland being sentenced to six years in prison didn’t satisfy the narrative ending needs, Netflix looks to fill in the blanks with a new documentary, FYRE, about the disastrous music festival. The streamlining service recently released the trailer to the documentary, which showcases the expectations versus reality facade promoted by McFarland […]

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Fyre Festival founder ordered to pay two attendees $5 million

More than a year after the train wreck that was Fyre Festival, Seth Crossno and co-plaintiff Mark Thompson have won their lawsuit against the disastrous event’s founder, Billy McFarland. The blogger who chronicled the vastly underdelivered Bahamian event, Crossno, and Thompson are the first festival victims to win a suit against McFarland. Their attorney Stacy Miller told […]

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Hulu secures Fyre Festival docuseries

Hulu has secured a new series just days after announcing its intent to release a joint subscription service with Spotify at $12.99 a month, a currently untitled, multi-part documentary focused on Billy McFarland’s infamously mishandled Fyre Festival. Expected to air in 2019, the docuseries is in developmental stages, overseen by Billboard, Mic, and leading producer, The […]

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Fyre Festival founder pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank.McFarland was arrested in June on two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements to a bank after he reportedly defrauded investors in Fyre Media. McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to […]

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Fyre Festival Founder, Failure Billy McFarland Arrested On Charges Of Wire Fraud

When Billy McFarland teamed up with Ja Rule for the luxury Fyre Festival, he probably couldn’t have predicted just how big of a mess this ordeal would become. But based on the new charges filed on suspicion of wire fraud, it sounds like he may have had some ill-intent after all. Tickets for the failed […]

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Fyre Festival founders tell employees they are not getting paid in leaked phone call

As the initial eruption of Fyre Festival reaches its three-week anniversary, the embers of its follies continue to burn. Today, May 11, Vice News published a recording of a May 5 phone conversation between the festival founders and several employees. On the call, celebrity cofounder Ja Rule says little after noting, “I’m on the phone but I […]

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Fyre Festival continued to sell VIP passes after cancelation, seventh lawsuit alleges

It doesn’t seem extraordinary that Fyre Festival has faced the legal trouble that it has thus far when considering its short, mired lifespan. Indeed, the surprising notion to comprehend is just how recently the debacle transpired. Since the event fell apart just under three weeks ago, on the evening of April 27, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule’s Fyre […]

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Fyre Festival offering 2018 VIP passes in lieu of refunds

In the days since the Fyre Festival meltdown, the Bahamian festival’s colossal failure has consumed headlines across the globe.Attendees, who paid thousands of dollars to attend, were promised the “unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas.” When they arrived, however, they were met with the total chaos […]

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Fyre Festival: Ja Rule Slapped With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit, Banned From Brahamas

Ja Rule just continues to take Ls after with business ventures outside of music. The now festival promoter is being served by the Federal government for a failed attempt to put on a lavish festival that ended in complete and utter diaster. Set to have inaugural launch this weekend in Exumas, Bahamas. Fyre Festival made […]

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Fyre Festival faces $100 million lawsuit

The tragic trajectory of Fyre Festival erupted Thursday, April 27, but the smoldering embers of its wreckage are far from extinguished. For the past several days, estival founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule have been on a publicized damage control campaign for their Bahamian blunder; the former promised there would be makeup dates at a […]

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$100 Million Lawsuit Claims Fyre Festival Owners Knew It Was Doomed All Along

On Monday, Daniel Jung, an attendee of the luxury-weekend-turned-Hunger Games shit show that was the Fyre Festival, launched a $100 million class action suit against the owners, saying they knowingly charged attendees thousands of dollars to be “stranded on a remote island” with “little more than bread and a slice of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Fyre Festival Releases Official Statement About Miserably Failed Event

By now, you’ve likely heard of the sh*t show that became of Fyre Festival, brought to you by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland. It was of course supposed to be a getaway for the rich, elite millennials but ended up looking like a war zone, getting cancelled and being forced to evacuate attendees. The likes […]

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Coincidence? Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are making a movie about a music festival that goes ‘horribly wrong’

 In one of the most incredible meltdowns of recent cultural memory, the Fyre Festival saga played out across social media and the blogosphere for all to see. Within the span of just one weekend, the celebrity-backed, ultra luxury festival became a smoldering hot trash fire with everyone from Samantha Bee to Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson weighing in […]

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