Ja Rule Reacts To Fyre Festival Docu, Denies Scamming Attendees: Y’all Want It To Be Me So Bad!
Rapper Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Bruce Atkins ) has had a pretty tumultuous few years. Aside from feuding with his lingering nemesis 50 Cent, he also found himself in the middle of the controversy surrounding the failed Fyre Festival, which he was part organizer of. Now, two competing documentaries, from Hulu and Netflix respectively, have dropped and the 42-year-old rapper is speaking out.
Fyre Fraud streaming on Hulu and Fyre from Netflix, are the two documentaries that were just released about the failed 2017 two-weekend festival that never was, resulting in a host of lawsuits and a six-year prison sentence for organizer Billy McFarland.
See the trailer for Hulu’s docu:
See the trailer for Netflix’s docu:
Upon the release of the documentaries Ja Rule took to Twitter to once again clear his name and give his side of the matter, insisting that he was scammed and lied to just as the attendees were.
His initial tweet on the Fyre docs was short and simple, as he stated “I love how people watch a doc and think they have all the answers…” However, his response certainly didn’t stop there, as he continued with a stream of tweets accusing the documentaries of siding with McFarland and made him out to look like the bad guy.
Ja Rule blasting Hulu and Netflix:
Also insisting that he was not apart of the fraud or scamming that took place surrounding the Fyre Festival:
Ja Rule wasn’t done though, as he went back and forth with fellow Twitters users who hopped in his mentions accusing him of being just as guilty as McFarland. He finally attempted to shut down the hate stating that he was totally innocent:
Early Monday morning, Ja apologized to Mary Anne Rolle, one of the women featured in the documentary who lost money and was not paid for her services.
At press time Ja Rule has managed to escape any jail time, but he is still embroiled in at least eight lawsuits, both federal and civil, with one totaling over $100 million. It’s safe to say that the nightmare that was the Fyre Festival is far from over for the rapper.
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