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Ja Rule’s Incredible NBA Halftime Performance Is Only His Second-Biggest Recent Disaster

Ja Rule was the halftime performer at last night's Timberwolves-Bucks NBA game and much like his disastrous involvement in Fyre Fest, things didn't go as smoothly as…
Rob Arcand / February 24, 2019

Ja Rule Slams New Fyre Festival Documentaries: “That Money Should Have Went to the Ppl in the Bahamas”

Two documentaries recounting the ill-fated Fyre Festival were released over the last week; Hulu's Fyre Fraud was released just days before Netflix debuted their documentary…
Rob Arcand / January 20, 2019

Fyre Festival Documentary Coming to Netflix in January

FYRE, the first of many projects about the unmitigated disaster that was Fyre Festival, is coming to Netflix next month. The 2017 festival, the…
Maggie Serota / December 10, 2018

Ja Rule Maintains Fyre Festival Idea Was “Beyond Brilliant”

Once, Ja Rule was known as a eternal hitmaker with a rough but seductive voice who progressed from being a promising sideman on Jay-Z's "Can I…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 24, 2018

Jake Paul Blows Up, Scaramucci Goes Down, Miley Gets Boring: Spin’s Year in Suck 2017

2017 was a bad year by any measure--so bad, in fact, that its badness often felt like unavoidable but unremarkable background noise, the elevator music we all…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

If Anyone Knows Banksy, Tell Him Ja Rule Is Looking For Him

If anyone happens to know Banksy, please take a moment to let him know that Ja Rule is looking for him. The rapper-turned-disastrous-festival-founder made a request for…
Andy Cush / November 16, 2017

Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty to Wire Fraud

Fyre Festival founder and organizer Billy McFarland pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank during an appearance in Manhattan…
Anna Gaca / October 3, 2017

Fyre Festival Cofounder Billy McFarland Arrested on Wire Fraud Charge

Billy McFarland, the 25-year-old who cofounded the disastrous Fyre Festival with Ja Rule, has been arrested and charged with one count of wire fraud. The…
Taylor Berman / July 1, 2017

Leaked Email From Fyre Festival Exec: “We Could Get Away With 75 Toilets”

Lower-level staff warned Fyre Festival executives about about conditions on the island—including insufficient housing and restrooms—days and weeks ahead of the doomed festival, according to internal emails leaked to Mic. The…
Anna Gaca / June 5, 2017

Fyre Festival Is Reportedly Under FBI Investigation

Just as it seemed like the dust was starting to settle around Fyre Festival, the New York Times has published a lengthy story about the disastrous ultraluxury…
Andy Cush / May 22, 2017

New Lawsuit: Fyre Festival Reps Sent Cease and Desist Letters to Critics, Saying Tweets Could “Incite Violence”

The parade of Fyre Festival legal complaints continues with a new class action lawsuit (the sixth major suit brought against Fyre), which was filed by two…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 8, 2017

Third Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Fyre Festival Was a Fraud

A third set of Fyre Festival attendees have filed a class-action suit against founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, alleging negligence, fraud, and violation of consumer…
Anna Gaca / May 4, 2017

A Comprehensive Timeline of Fyre Festival’s Ongoing Disaster [UPDATE]

In retrospect, Fyre Festival was clearly too good to be true. The upstart festival, launched by would-be tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland and musician Ja Rule, promised headliners like Blink-182,…
Anna Gaca / May 3, 2017

A Second Group of Fyre Festival Attendees Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against Billy McFarland, Ja Rule

Earlier this week, well-known attorney Mark Geragos filed a $100 million class-action lawsuit against Fyre Festival co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, alleging that the…
Jordan Sargent / May 3, 2017

Fyre Festival’s Pitch To Investors Is Exactly Absurd As You Would Imagine

Are you still at a loss about Fyre Festival? Are you wondering how the would-be luxury Bahamian music festival actually got to the point of realization—how it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 2, 2017
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