Ja Rule releases song about the Fyre Festival disaster

Ja Rule has released a new song inspired by the disastrous Fyre Festival he helped promote.

The song, called 'FYRE' in all-caps, was revealed on the rapper's Instagram page.

In the track, which is meant to stand for "for your real entertainment", Ja Rule raps "the festival is on fire/We don't need no water, make that motherf**ker hotter", and "hotter than the sun, but it wasn't that/show of hands if you got your money back?/just playing, I got sued for that/100 mil to be exact".

The so-called luxury Fyre Festival took place in April 2017, and was a complete disaster. None of the celebrities paid to promote the festival on social media turned up, the food was abysmal and the accommodation was just mattresses in tents. Headliners pulled out in the days leading up to the event, which was later the subject of two documentaries, Hulu's Fyre Fraud and Netflix's Fyre

Primary organiser Billy McFarland was later jailed for fraud, and at least eight class lawsuits have been filed against him and other organisers, including Ja Rule, one for $100 million. Ja Rule was initially named as a co-defendant in that suit, but later removed. 

"This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication," his lawyer told AllHipHop in November.

In 'FYRE', Ja Rule suggests his association with McFarland ruined his reputation.

"In the people's court, baby they'll hang ya, like their ancestors/Full sabotage, it ain't fraud."

The artwork for the single includes a crude drawing of a cheese sandwich, one of the enduring symbols of the festival.

The infamous Fyre sandwiches.
The infamous 'luxury' Fyre meals. Photo credit: Trevor DeHaas/Kimberly Kinchen/Twitter

McFarland is reportedly penning a memoir behind bars, called Promythus: God of Fyre, which will "chronicle his career from the first investment in a now-shuttered start-up back in 2011 to the FBI paying him a visit days after the festival imploded".

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