Monday, May 22, 2017

FBI Investigating Ja Rule Fyre Fest


Last month Ja Rule apologized to concert goers who were stranded in the Bahamas for his failed Fyre Music Festival [click here if you missed that].

Now The Feds are getting involved...

From The NY Times
The endeavor has become the focus of a criminal investigation, with federal authorities looking into possible mail, wire and securities fraud, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, who was not authorized to discuss it. The investigation is being conducted by the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the F.B.I.; it is being overseen by a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit. (A spokesman for the United States attorney’s office and a spokeswoman for the F.B.I. declined to comment.)
Ja Rule was Fyre’s famous face, but at the center of the controversy is Mr. McFarland, a brash, 25-year-old entrepreneur with a gift for networking and buzzy social media. In his short career, he has persuaded people, over and over, to buy or invest in whatever he was selling, leaving behind a trail of aggrieved customers and business partners. He could be the Wolf of Wall Street for the selfie set, or Gatsby run through an Instagram filter.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those White people who used him will turn states evidence and blame him in 3, 2, 1...Ja, this is your N*gga Wakeup Call.

He thought he was down but they knew all along they'd throw him under the bus if/when they needed to.

Anonymous said...

I thought he'd sue his partners.....looks like Ja may have to protect his assets & file bankruptcy. That's what them crackers do all the time. Use the legal system to your advantage.

Chrissy Snow said...

Damn, they are really trying to get Ja. He already hit rock bottom and served time. What else does tptb want from him?
The whole thing is so strange.

Anonymous said...

9:29 ~ When you can read the NYMag article about the entire Fyre fiasco. It's clear as day that it was a scam all along and it doesn't seem like Ja understood/knew though he was obviously being used for what's little left of his "star power." I think it wasn't TPTB but a bunch of white FratBros looking to make a quick buck and Ja was left the holding the bag like a dummy.

Anonymous said...

@Chrissy

No one told Ja to sign up with this. He got scammed, period.

Chrissy Snow said...

Thanks 9:32 I still don't get why the FBI would include Ja in this investigation. He was just the face of this thing. If that's the case why don't they go after Kendull and those Hadid girls for promoting the thing.

9:34 I can't argue with that point. Dumb move on his part.

Anonymous said...

9:43, it's 9:32 ~ It looks like the Hadids and Jenners are hiding behind the "We're just models" defense and Ja Rule was actually a signatory on a BUNCH of financial documents though he had little to no understanding of what they entailed. He just wanted to be "down" and "have his own festival like Jay-Z," allegedly. (Like Jay-Z is a freaking co-sponsor of Made in America. He may be the front person but I believe he has at least enough sense NOT to be personally responsible financially.) Did you know the Fyre Festival had NO Festival insurance that would have covered this and the "organizers" (except Ja) were walking around with wads of cash to pay the few vendors that got paid? It was a total cash grab scam by some corrupt FratBros!

As everyone on the thread has already said, he's super-dumb for this one AND he may have to file for bankruptcy (again) to save what little is left of his assets.

Anonymous said...

He is so stupid. Are any of these rappers actually smart businessmen??? Master P and Diddy seem to be the only ones honestly. Eeeh and maybe Dre.

Chrissy Snow said...

Ah, the stupid white girl defense.
Ja put his name on financial docs? His stupidity hurts my feelings. Ja will be lucky if filing bankruptcy is his only problem.
Thanks again 10:01, I thought this would blow over quickly but it doesn't look like this thing is going away.

Anonymous said...

Nice outfit and color combination, but he's about to lose the shirt off of his back.

Anonymous said...

HAAAAAAA!!!! Fucking idiot!!! Thats what his homophobic ass gets! I wouldnt be surprised if the gay mafia planned this whole thing to set him up. Dont fuck with the gays! They will take you dowwwn.

Anonymous said...

lol @ the comments. poor guy. but he has been in the business long enough has even served time over shady business deals. at this point he should know to always be on on his p's and q's. still rolling at those sandwiches though he he!

Anonymous said...

@ 11:45 uh- huh But when it's all said & done those same batty-boys are going dowwwn to the pits of Hell. Homosexuality is WRONG.

ON TOPIC:

I think there is more to this story that is not being told.

Also Irv just recently announced the Re-launch of the Inc....and now this.

I don't believe in coincidences.

Of ALL rappers, why did they pick him ?

It is more to this than we know.

All they have to do is Follow the Money because I doubt very seriously if that leads to only Ja.

The scammers are going to get theirs off top.

Anonymous said...

meanwhile people are thirsty and starving yet these people spend over 10k to be in stupid tents.

Anonymous said...

So are the chronic masturbaters and fornicators going to that same hell or does it not work that way? Go cherrypick Massa Reynolds fairytale book somewhere else please. Just because you choose to live in religious slavery doesnt mean we will.

Anonymous said...

Sad on so many levels.

Just because they look good for it and are sounding 100% convincing about their business motives with and/or for you, doesn't mean you should go in blindly and give them all of your TRUST. Any and all contracts need to be explained to you as if you were 5th grader, if need be. That's how serious this is. Now Ja is caught up in a very avoidable, very serious, yet pretty costly mess.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE stop getting in bed with these demons; they mean us no good, and we know it, but we just can't seem to resist getting shackled to them. We all know how this ends--the yt 'organizers' get off with a financial slap on the wrist, the yt girls they used (the Kardashian coven and friends) to lure the dumbasses that paid money or would have paid money for access to them (yeah, don't be fooled, that's all it was)--they'll be able to pull the poor, innocent yt girl routine and get off scott free, and of brother Ja will go down with federal charges and financial ruin.

STOP JOINING UP WITH THEM, IT WILL BE THE DEATH OF US--LITERALLY.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:16 Yup, they will go there as well.
Nobody is cherry picking.

Gays just hate to be called out for THEIR Filth.

Adulterers, Fornicators & Masturbaters will at least ACKNOWLEDGE their sin.

But not the Gays...
Y'all try to call wrong right , get extra offended for getting called out then try to Bully EVERYbody else who disagrees with your sin via the LGBT gang.

So you and 11:45 can rock your Rainbow T-shirt with Gasoline drawers & Burn together

Like UNrepentant Fools

#Truth Hurts

Anonymous said...

Ha!!!! *falls out of seat laughing* Gay people for the most part mind their god damn business. Religious nuts are the ones standing outside gay bars and gay pride parades with signs and shit. Gay people dont go door to door shoving that fairytale whitewashed bullshit down others throats. Thats what YALL do! Actually You wouldve made a perfect little trustee for Massa back in the good ole days. Snitching on Harriet Tubman and her rebels. Slaves obey your earthly masters correct? Yeah exactly.... sit your dumbass down cunt.

Anonymous said...

Gossiping is a sin and here you are on a gossip site. See you in hell BEEYOTCH

Anonymous said...

Who cares if you "acknowledge" a "sin" or not if you still continue to do it? Sit the fuc down. You are probably one of those DL pastors who is sleeping with half the male usher board. Donnie McClurkin is that you??

Anonymous said...

True @8:12pm
If u confess your sin, Jesus is Faithful and Just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse u from all unrighteousness
But we must confess and acknowledge all our short comings

Anonymous said...

Sending folks to burn in hell for eternity doesnt sound very forgiving.....

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