Source - You gotta admire Ja Rule’s gusto because, despite the massive fiasco that was Fyre Festival, he’s not giving up on the dream of making it happen … for real this time.
We got the rapper Thursday at LAX and he says he still hasn’t watched either of the popular documentaries on Fyre. As you know, it ended with Ja’s Fyre biz partner, Billy McFarland, going to prison, and landing on the wrong end of a $2.8 million suit.
He says he’s not laughing off the ordeal, because he lived through it and it was heartbreaking — but it sounds like he’s got a huge redemption story in mind.
Check out the clip … Ja tells us he’s back at it with a Fyre-like app, and has plans for a festival that will actually turn out to be as “iconic” as advertised. We smell another documentary — maybe with a happy ending this time.
Don’t get me wrong, the fact that Fyre Festival crashed and burned as hard as it did was funny, but Ja Rule’s not allowed to laugh about it. Ever. He’s not even allowed to smile about it. The only thing he’s allowed to do is keep his mouth shut and avoid the spotlight because at the end of the day, he’s just as guilty as Billy McFarland. The only difference is he has a name for himself so he’s not in jail. That and a lawyer who was able to convince a judge that he’s too stupid to be held responsible. (probably true) The tone of the interview was just so off. It’s like he doesn’t understand that people are still mad at him.
The craziest part of the whole thing was the fact that he actually plugged his rebranded version of the Fyre Festival app, ‘Iconic.’ He must have balls the size of cantaloupes. That or absolutely zero self awareness. Each thing he says is worse than the last. “Opportunity comes from chaos.” I thought it came from preparation and hard work, but I could be wrong. 50 Cent is going to have a field day when he sees this.
And yeah, he may have been joking when he said he was going to throw another concert, but I wouldn’t put it past him. If it’s something that he thinks he can make money off of, he’ll do it. Then he won’t pay taxes on it and end up back in jail. I wish he’d give an interview because I feel like he actually thinks he has people fooled. Whatever the case, chances are this concert won’t happen, but don’t be surprised if he gives it a shot. Take it away Andy…