AceShowbiz - Rapper Ja Rule has slammed filmmakers for painting him as the bad guy in a new pair of documentaries about his disastrous Fyre Festival.
"Fyre Fraud" and "Fyre", two new films recently released from streaming services Hulu and Netflix, respectively, have rubbed the "Always on Time" hitmaker the wrong way, with the star insisting he had no criminal intentions as he launched the project with Billy McFarland.
"I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???" he wrote on Twitter on Sunday, January 20, in a series of messages.
I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) 20 January 2019
"Y'all want it to be me sooo bad it's crazy... kinda sad!!! the crazy s**t is I'm watching the docs in awe myself (sic)...," he added.
Y’all want it to be me sooo bad it’s crazy... kinda sad!!! the crazy shit is I’m watching the docs in awe myself...— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) 20 January 2019
Fyre Festival has been dubbed the scam of the century for charging attendees between $5,000 (£3,900) and $250,000 (£194,400) per ticket, boasting shows from major acts like Major Lazer, Tyga, Pusha T and Desiigner, only to deliver cheese sandwiches and wet tents when it was cancelled almost immediately after it opened in April 2017.
McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud in October (18) over the event and is currently serving time in the big house, but Ja Rule went on to insist he is nothing like his business partner and is being bullied.
"the docs clearly have Billy at fault but let's blame the rapper lmao (laughing my a** off) ok...," he tweeted. "I have receipts!!!"
@Hulu PAID BILLY!!! That money should have went to the ppl in the Bahamas... @netflix PAID fuck Jerry who also did all the promo for the festival... 🤔 the docs clearly have Billy at fault but let’s blame the rapper lmao ok...— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) 20 January 2019
I have receipts!!!— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) 20 January 2019
He later replied to a fan's tweet by stating, "And you still don't know s**t...," when the tweeter said the documentaries contained "a lot of the answers" about what went so wrong with Fyre Festival.
And you still don’t know shit... https://t.co/W2F3VdankQ— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) 20 January 2019
McFarland and Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, have also been hit with a string of civil lawsuits. The 42-year-old rapper is fighting to be dismissed as a defendant on those cases.