Ja Rule Reacts to Netflix and Hulu Fyre Festival Documentaries

Oscar Cross
January 23, 2019

Rolle went viral after her appearance in Netflix's Fyre Fest documentary.

Ja Rule played a major role in the marketing and development of the failed festival, which resulted in stranded festival-goers, broken sewage facilities, and garbage-ridden grounds. Instead, it all turned into a disaster.

So Billy McFarland was paid to appear in Fyre Fraud. It has raised over $80,000 since January 14. Chris Smith connected with festival organizers to tell a behind-the-scenes tale.

Rule was one of the organizers of the festival, as was businessman Billy McFarland, who was charged and sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement. The Rolles own the Exuma Point Bar and Grille on Great Exuma, near where the festival was supposed to take place. "If we wanna go fuckin' see the pigs, we go see the pigs". Well, if you're interested in getting all of the fascinating, hilarious, and disturbing details, the answer is both.

To get on the ground: Netflix Hulu's doc spends a lot of time on the backstory of McFarland and his past ventures and has an overarching theme of the outcome of influencer culture.

Described as a luxury concert of sorts, the festival was meant to be held on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma, and was supposed to have been headlined by the likes of Blink-182 - who famously pulled out before it was due to start.

Ja Rule has taken to social media to address the recently-released documentaries about the ill-fated Fyre Festival. While the interview doesn't necessarily provide anything revelatory, it does leave it up to the viewer to decide what type of person McFarland is-or the type of person he wants to be seen as.


As someone of West Indian background, watching McFarland going to Great Exuma, taking a huge dump on it, and thinking of it as just the backdrop of his great money-making enterprise is disgusting. The doc features interviews with Andy King, the festival's creative consultant, and Mark Musters, the festival's creative director.

For Influencer Culture 101: Hulu People in their 20s and mid 30s who watched Fyre Fraud probably didn't need some of the on-the-nose stock footage and cartoons that are included to illustrate millennial and influencer culture. Elliot Tebele, the social media star behind Jerry Media and Fuck Jerry, both handled Fyre Festival's social media strategy and served as executive producer for the Netflix documentary.

Got a story tip? McFarland laughs in response and tells Roefaro, "We're not saying anything bad".

To get the most objective take: Neither While both films tackle the festival with a darkly humorous attitude, leaving nearly no question untouched, both make questionable journalistic choices.

Frye Fraud director Jenner Furst responded to that by telling Smith he shoul look at the source of his information. "Netflix paid f-k Jerry, the same guys that did the promo for the festival ..."

He then tried to re-focus the blame on others mentioned in both documentaries.

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