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Ja Rule raps about Fyre Festival on new track

By | Published on Monday 16 December 2019

Ja Rule

While his fellow Fyre Festival founder is still in jail, Ja Rule has turned the disastrous island-based musical adventure into art. Of sorts.

Co-founder Billy McFarland went to jail for fraud after the Fyre Festival and its accompanying businesses collapsed. But Ja Rule was never linked to the criminal case, and subsequently managed to get his name removed from a $100 million class action lawsuit launched by aggrieved ticket buyers.

That leaves him free to talk about what happened (and how much or little he knew about what was going on behind the scenes) unencumbered. And that now also includes in his music, having released new single ‘For Your Real Entertainment (FYRE)’.

The track references that lawsuit, among other scrapes with the legal system, with lyrics like, “The fest, the fest, the festival is on fire/We don’t need no water, make that motherfucker hotter/Hotter than the sun, but it wasn’t that/How bout a show of hands if you got your money back/Just playing, I got sued for that/100 mil to be exact”.

“I know you lack empathy for the one that’s me/But I too was hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray”, he adds in one of the track’s more linguistically torturous lines.

I’d say this was intended to be his final word on this matter, but I can’t imagine he’s going to stop talking about Fyre Festival any time soon. At least while it’s still getting him media attention. Which, hey look, it still is. Apparently he has a new album coming out in the new year though. Maybe it’ll be a whole concept album about the festival fallout.

Anyway, listen to ‘For Your Real Entertainment (FYRE)’ here: