Ja Rule, Second-Worst Festival Organiser Of All Time, Is Organising Another Festival
You'd have thought that after everything that's gone down over the last few months, Ja Rule and his agent would be plotting the quickest possible way to get him back into the early '00s RnB tribute circuit where he can wile away the years keeping alive long-forgotten hits with Ciara and Nelly.
Ja Rule, famously and dare we say officially known the second-worst festival organiser of all time after the fiasco that was Fyre Festival was fully brought to light in a Netflix documentary last month, is organising another festival.
Because some people are just gluttons for punishment we suppose.
The 42-year-old rapper has largely been in damage control since the release of Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened — in which a viral music festival planned by himself and now-convicted fraud Billy McFarland went hideously wrong.
If you haven't heard the story by now, we're not going to retell it for you. Just go and watch it. We promise you won't regret it.
Speaking to TMZ in the wake of the documentary, Ja Rule once again doubled down on his defence of the role he played in the festival, even though he's still been named in over a dozen lawsuits submitted by both investors and ticket holders.
"I’m not ashamed of Fyre at all. Because man, the idea, it was brilliant. It was fucking beyond brilliant … It was amazing, but it wasn’t what I dreamed it of being, and what I envisioned of it being, and what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t done properly."
Even more stunningly, he's not only tried to absolve himself of any personal wrongdoing, but he's also alluded to perhaps planning a new festival along the lines of what Fyre Festival was meant to be.
"It’s not funny to me, It’s heartbreaking to me. It’s something that I wanted to be special and amazing, it didn’t turn out that way. In the midst of chaos, there’s opportunity. It [Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was. I have plans to create the iconic festival, but you didn’t hear that from me."
Aside from teaming up with a band of attorneys to swat off a rapid barrage of lawsuits Fruit Ninja style, the one they call 'Ja' has also been promoting a new app of late: one made in the mould of the original Fyre app that the festival was originally intended to promote.
If it launches, it'll allow people to book celebrity performers to play parties and concerts, making it like an Uber for musical talent.