Ja Rule encourages fans to yell, swear at him over Fyre Festival fiasco
WARNING: This story contains explicit language.
Ja Rule is encouraging his fans to yell and swear at him over his involvement in the disastrous Fyre Festival, which was billed as an ultra-luxurious music festival set against a tropical Bahamian backdrop but descended into abject chaos.
The Put It On Me rapper co-founded the 2017 Fyre Festival with Billy McFarland.
WATCH BELOW: The lessons marketers are learning from the Fyre Festival fail
During a recent concert in New Jersey, the 42-year-old rapper stopped the show to talk about the Netflix documentary, FYRE: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.
Ja Rule recognized fans “might be a little mad” over the documentary, and he encouraged the audience to chant, “F**k you, Ja Rule.”
“I want y’all to repeat after me,“ he said, middle finger in the air. “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.”
Then he shouted, “Let me hear you say, ‘F**k you, Ja Rule!'”
He jumped on the mic again and joined in the chant before adding, “F**k you too!”
Ja Rule, co-founder of the festival, went on a Twitter rant following the release of Netflix’s documentary.
WATCH BELOW: GoFundMe campaign for caterers of failed Fyre Festival surpasses $123K goal
He tried to protect from attacks against him by the viewers.
“I love how ppl watch a doc and think they have all the answers…” Ja Rule tweeted.
He continued: “I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???”
“Y’all want it to be me sooo bad it’s crazy… kinda sad!!! the crazy sh*t is I’m watching the docs in awe myself…” he tweeted.
Ja Rule continued to tweet about the failed festival.
“I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!” he wrote.
McFarland is currently serving a six-year jail sentence for wire fraud. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.”
He admitted to defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the festival scam.
WATCH BELOW: Fyre Festival descends into chaos, frustration, leaving rich festival-goers angry
Buchwald said McFarland deserved a long prison term because he disrespected the criminal justice system by lying to law enforcement agents when they learned about the ticket-selling business.
Speaking in a courtroom packed with friends, family and at least one victim, McFarland apologized as family members cried behind him.
He said he hit rock bottom and plans to become a better person.
— With files from the Associated Press and Rahul KalvapalleFollow @KatieScottNews
© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.