Rapper Ja Rule, who was the co-founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival, has suggested that has plans to attempt a similar event once more.
The planned music festival, which was scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017, was uncovered as a fraudulent mess which resulted in Rule’s fellow co-founder Billy McFarland being sent to prison.
With horrendous planning, the event collapsed due to extensive problems related to security, food, accommodations and artist relations. Despite festival goers having already attended, the event was postponed on the spot with those people left stranded with makeshift tents and pre-packed sandwiches. What ensued was eight lawsuits with one seeking damages in excess of $100 million.
Following the popularity of Netflix’s expose documentary, it has also been revealed that Seth Rogen is eyeing up a spoof feature film which is partly inspired by the disasterous Fyre Festival.
Despite all of that, Ja Rule has hinted at plans to run yet another event. In an interview with TMZ, the rapper said: “In the midst of chaos is an opportunity. I’m working on a lot of new things.” in a cheeky mood, he also went on to describe Fyre Festival as “the most iconic festival that never was,” before dropping the news: “I have plans to create the iconic music festival.”
On top of that, Ja Rule has gone into business by launching the somewhat familiar sounding “celebrity entertainment booking and concierge service” called ICONN which looks very similar to the original Fyre app.