Ja Rule asked fans to insult him over the Fyre Festival debacle during his New Jersey concert on Friday, saying he wanted them to get their anger out of their systems.
After Fyre Fest took place, both Netflix and Hulu released documentaries on the subject. Hulu’s documentary included an interview with the founder of the festival, Billy McFarland, who is now in jail with a six-year sentence.
Ja Rule produced the 2017 festival alongside McFarland. Since then he has defended himself, saying he had also been fooled like everyone else that attended the concert. Back in April, “I’m heartbroken at this moment my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event it was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting.”
He added, “I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded…I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT… but I’m taking responsibility I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this…” However, he changed his perspective during a recent concert.
During his concert in New Jersey on Friday, the rapper stopped the concert to ask fans to insult him to their heart’s content over the Fyre Festival debacle. He said he knew they were upset at him, standing onstage with his middle finger to the crowd and asking who had watched the documentaries. He said, “You might be a little mad at me.”
He added, “I want y’all to repeat after me. Get it out of your f**king system cause we ain’t gonna do this s**t for the rest of the year! So get your motherf**king middle fingers up,” further adding, “Let me hear you say ‘F**k you Ja Rule!” After the crowd repeated it thrice, he went on with his performance.
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Ja Rule has said that he was “hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hoodwinked, lead astray!!!” He promised to tell his truth soon.