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Ja Rule Is Filming 'Over 40' New Music Videos, Still Won't Explain Fyre Fest

Ja is reportedly bankrolling the rerelease of all of his albums as visual albums. The only issue: no one asked for this.
Bettina Makalintal
5 days ago
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Fyre Festival Merch Is Going on Sale to Pay Back Billy McFarland's $26 Million Debt

The US Marshal's Service is selling Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, and wristbands.
Bonnie Emmanuelle
3.21.19
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Fyre Festival founder facing up to 75 years in prison with new guilty plea

Billy McFarland stole more than $100,000 while out on bail for charges related to his Fyre Fest scam.
Gabrielle Bluestone
7.26.18
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Fyre Fest's founder is going to prison, but the spirit of his scam lives on

Founder Billy McFarland was still pursuing business deals while out on bail, and Fyre Fest attendees are still getting offers.
Gabrielle Bluestone
6.12.18
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Fyre Festival employees are still getting screwed a year later

Contractors and employees are still waiting to be paid back.
Oliver Noble
Gabriel Connelly
3.20.18
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Burning Man warns Fyre Festival attendees about fake ticket scam

Organizers say tickets being offered Fyre Fest attendees are fake
Gabrielle Bluestone
1.24.18
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Exclusive documents reveal Fyre Festival's "shitshow" ticket scheme

Fyre Festival founder Billy MacFarland ran a concert ticket buying scheme that blended the finances of his two companies, credit card records show.
Gabrielle Bluestone
9.8.17
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Fyre Festival founder arrested and charged with wire fraud

Gabrielle Bluestone
6.30.17
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Fyre Festival organizers blew all their money months early on models, planes, and yachts

Gabrielle Bluestone
5.3.17
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Fyre Festival's 25-year-old organizer: “This is the worst day of my life”

Gabrielle Bluestone
4.29.17
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Rich Millennials Paid Thousands for Ja Rule's Fyre Fest, Now They're Stranded

A complete “shit show”
Gabrielle Bluestone
4.28.17
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Rich millennials paid thousands for Ja Rule's Fyre Fest and are now stranded on an island in disaster-relief tents

Fyre Fest was supposed to be the most luxurious music festival ever. That's not what happened.
Gabrielle Bluestone
4.28.17