The disgraced Fyre Festival organizer opened up about his mistakes, as he stated, "What the f*** was I thinking?"
The T-shirts, wristbands and more were merchandise that McFarland had originally planned to sell at the festival.
According to documents obtained by E! News, the supermodel agreed to pay just a fraction of the $275,000 that the event's trustee claims she was paid to promote Fyre Festival on social media.
Billy McFarland, founder and producer of the calamitous 2017 Fyre Festival, has requested an early release from prison due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. A filing obtained by The Wrap reports that McFarland's lawyers made the request to New York Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, citing McFarland's pre-existing medical conditions as a factor making him […]
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The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is no longer named a defendant in a $100 million lawsuit brought by attendees of the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival.
Kanye West fans who attended a $55 brunch following a recent Sunday Service event complained about the food served, with some comparing it to 2017's Fyre Festival.
Even though the infamous event was such a disaster that it’s become a punchline, rapper Ja Rule, the co-founder of the event, wants to plan a second one.
The rapper spoke about the epic disaster that was the Fyre Festival and maintained that the music event was "an amazing idea."
Even if you missed the news about Fyre Festival when it went viral back in 2017, chances are you'll have heard the name again recently. The disastrous cancelled music festival, which led to bankruptcy, widespread money loss and a six-year prison sentence for founder Billy McFarland, has been the subject of two recent documentaries on Hulu and Netflix. SEE ALSO: Ja Rule claims he's a Fyre Fest victim too in a tweetstorm about the new documentaries One of the people affected was restaurant owner and Great Exuma resident Maryann Rolle, who prepared food for the event. "I had 10 persons working with me just preparing food all day and all night, 24 hours," she said in an emotional interview for Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. "I had to literally pay all those people." Well, her situation has clearly captured the heart of the internet. A GoFundMe campaign set up by Rolle has now flown past its target, raising close to $160,000 in eight days. The campaign was verified by GoFundMe on Twitter. > This is the verified GoFundMe to support Maryann Rolle--the Bahamian restaurant owner who lost over $100k in the #FyreFest documentary featured on @Netflix. https://t.co/9qqFymTPuQ > > -- GoFundMe (@gofundme) January 19, 2019 "This has been an incredible outpouring of support for workers affected by the Fyre festival," said a GoFundMe spokesperson. "As ever, we'll be working with the campaign organiser to make sure funds get to the right place safely and smoothly." The director of Netflix's documentary, Chris Smith, confirmed to BuzzFeed that there are also plans to create a campaign for the other Bahamian workers involved with the festival who lost out on money. On Sunday, Rolle took to Facebook to thank her supporters. Mashable has reached out to Rolle, and we will update this article if we receive a response. ## WATCH: Ja Rule on Fyre Fest: 'I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT'
In an Instagram post Monday, rapper Ja Rule apologized to Maryann Rolle, a Bahamian resort owner who said she lost her life savings due to the Fyre Festival.
Fyre director Chris Smith said he wasn’t interested in “a movie that made fun of people.” Instead, he looked for event planners, programmers, construction workers and others who worked in good faith to make the Fyre Festival a reality.
We compare the Netflix and Hulu documentaries on the 2017 music festival disaster to help you decide which to watch.
Hulu has unveiled its own documentary on the failed Fyre Fest -- days before rival Netflix is set to premiere a competing film.
Director Chris Smith explores the greatest festival disaster of the millennial age.
<p>Fyre Festival founder Billy MacFarland was arrested Friday in New York and charged with wire fraud after allegedly defrauding investors, the Department of Justice said in a release.</p><p> </p><p>The arrest comes about two months after MacFarland and his team - including his business partner Ja Rule - ordered a last-minute cancelation of their inaugural music fest that had been promoted by supermodels on social media and slated to take place over two weekends in the Bahamas.</p><p> </p><p>McFarland "promised a life-changing music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster," Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement. "McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put in over a million dollars into his company and the fiasco called the Fyre Festival."</p><p> </p><p>MacFarland, 25, faces up to 20 years in prison, the maximum sentence for wire fraud. Following an FBI investigation, federal prosecutors allege that he convinced at least two people to