Fyre Festival facing million dollar lawsuit
Billy McFarland, has previously extorted Ja Rule’s celebrity status. In the article, McFarland apparently started a membership club for upwardly mobile millennials, gaining him to become a nightlife fixture in New York. This led to him booking Ja Rule for a private concert, where the partnership between the two grew. The 25 year old entrepreneur tried to sell by name dropping Ja Rule song in a hair brained scheme for quick cash. The New York Times obtained McFarland’s text message with the offer, which was sent out to associates as one of many attempts to make money on the side. Text message with the offer, which was sent out to associates as one of many attempts to make money on the side:
“Ja Rule is working on a new song and can mention your name, nickname, company name, etc in the upcoming hit single for $450 … 5 Spots. LMK!”
Federal authorities are looking into the possibility bringing charges of mail, wire and securities fraud. The United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the FBI are conducting the investigation.
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