ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 09: Ja Rule performs onstage during day 2 of the 2022 ONE MusicFest at Central Park on October 09, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ja Rule on Fyre Festival II: 'I Ain't in It!'

Ja Rule on Fyre Festival II: 'I Ain't in It!'

Published Fri, April 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Last week, Billy McFarland, who co-founded the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival announced Fyre Festival II. But Ja Rule wants everyone to know one thing – his name is Bennett and he ain't in it.

“I don’t know nothing about it,” Ja told People magazine. “I ain’t in it!” 

McFarland was released from the Milan Federal Correctional Institution in Michigan in March 2022 after spending four years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud as well as defrauding investors out of tens of millions of dollars in connection to the festival and other events, per Complex. He was also ordered to pay back the $26 million he received from investors for Fyre.

“Fyre Festival II is finally happening,” McFarland wrote on Twitter days ago. “Tell me why you should be invited.”

Ja Rule, who was co-founder of the original festival, was dismissed from a $100 million class action lawsuit against McFarland related to Fyre Festival. "I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???" Ja asked on Twitter in 2019. "I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead [sic] astray!!!" he added in another tweet.

In a 2022 interview with Good Morning America, McFarland apologized. “I need to apologize,” McFarland said. “And that is the first and the last thing that needs to be done. I let people down. I let down employees. I let down their families. I let down investors. So I need to apologize. I’m wrong and it’s bad.”

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