Ja Rule, the onetime New York rapper turned pageant promoter and app developer, desires to take one other shot at placing on the “most iconic pageant that by no means was.”
The flames that Fyre Festival famously went down in again in 2017 nonetheless proceed to burn, already churning out two well-received documentaries and a Lonely Island spoof movie underway. Sold as the top of luxurious pageant experiences—the place attendees might rub shoulders with Instagram fashions on Pablo Escobar’s distant island and eat foie gras on jet skis—Fyre Festival as a substitute turned out to be a monumental catastrophe. The occasion practically spiraled right into a disaster state of affairs with hundreds of revelers primarily stranded on a concrete rock within the ocean with hoards of unpaid Bahamian locals demanding their rightful wages. Good god, one man even went so far as getting ready to fellate a regulation enforcement official for clear water. Ultimately, the rip-off resulted in Fyre Festival’s chief architect, Billy McFarland, serving a six 12 months federal jail sentence on a number of fraud prices.
Now, earlier than we get into ripping pageant co-founder Ja Rule too laborious, bear in mind,
I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019
While Billy is away nevertheless, Ja is seemingly laborious at work together with his personal new enterprise, ICONN. Similar to the Fyre app, ICONN goals to attach individuals with excessive profile expertise like Cardi B and Snoop Dogg for personal occasion bookings. When lately questioned in an airport, the rapper lately informed TMZ,
“In the midst of chaos is alternative. I’m engaged on numerous new issues.” [Fyre] is most iconic pageant that by no means was. I’ve plans to create the iconic music pageant, however you didn’t hear it from me.”
“Iconic” is an fascinating alternative of phrases right here. Sounds like some second fee advertising and marketing marketing campaign for Ja’s ICONN platform is already within the works.