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 headlines over the weekend due to concertgoers displeasures and concerns of safety with the entire last-minute canceled festival. Upon concertgoers arrival, everything from robbery to the festival grounds were trashed with heaps of garbage, catering was nothing more than cheese sandwiches, flights to the island were cancelled, and festival staff and security were nowhere to be seen.
Originally, Fyre Festival was slated to be an extravagant music getaway set with performances by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, Disclosure, and Major Lazer. Tickets for the event ranged from $1500 to 20,000 dollars.
Following the failed fiasco, a federal class action lawsuit has been filed. Filed by Geragos & Geragos, APC, on behalf of Daniel Jung, the lawsuit names Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, in addition to Fyre Media Inc.
View the official documentation of the Federal Class Action lawsuit below:
While everyone eventually made it home safe and sound, a statement was issued by Fyre that fans of this year’s event would be compensated with a ticket for next year’s Fyre Festival but that’s going to be a bit difficult for Fyre Media to promise fans as they were also banned from doing business in the Caribbeans after this year’s failed festival.
TMZ reports, Ja Rule and his festival-organizing “partner in crime” Billy McFarland have been banned from conducting business in the Bahamas. The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism issued the ban, also promising to enact a “stricter vetting system for future festivals” in order to prevent a similar disaster.