Ja Rule and his partners are being sued for $100 million fraud and breach of contract for the disaster of the Fyre Music Festival that did not happen over the weekend in the Bahamas. Things fell a part in a BIG way, conditions were bad. Tickets cost between $1,000 and $12,000 for luxury cabanas and food from celebrity chefs. But what ticket goer got were actually relief tents, food was a piece of bread with a slice cheese and salad without dressing. People were not happy.
The lawsuit alleges fraud and breach of contract against the organizers, levying claims that Billy McFarland and Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins), knowingly lied about the festival’s promised location – it was not an island privately owned by Pablo Escobar as promised, but rather a gravelly site near a Sandals in the Bahamas strewn with garbage.
Ja Rule took to Tweeter to apologized “I’m heartbroken at this moment, My partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event, it was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting. I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded … I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT … but I’m taking responsibility. I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”
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Source: Rolling Stone