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Fyre Festival: Fund for unpaid caterer hits £60k

Fyre Festival: Fund for unpaid caterer hits £60k

On Sunday, Ja Rule took to his Twitter account to say that people shouldn't think they know the whole story just because they watched a documentary on both Hulu and Netflix.

He said that he hasn't been prosecuted because "it wasn't me who scammed ppl Sherlock" and claimed that it was simply his vision that was "fucked up". "I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???" Check out all of the tweets above.

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for Bahamian restaurant workers whose life savings were wiped out in a multimillion-pound fraud by the organisers of the Fyre festival.

"I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!" he concluded.

McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison in October.

His other most notable moments on camera include footage of him partying with McFarland and yelling at an underling to let him see some pigs (one of whom later bit McFarland in the genitals): "Real talk, like, we're spendin' a lot of fuckin' money", Ja Rule says in footage from Netflix's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Ja Rule wrote, pinning the blame on the festival's creator, Billy McFarland.

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The rapper has claimed no wrongdoing for his part in the disastrous festival that left Fyre employees and local Bahamians in massive debt.

"Hulu PAID BILLY! That money should have went to the ppl in the Bahamas", he wrote, referencing the Bahama natives who are still unpaid for their work in preparing for the mega-failed event. The Netflix film, directed by Chris Smith, and the Hulu film, directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, both delve into how the catastrophic festival came to be. And one of the producers of Netflix's doc is Jerry Media, the company McFarland hired to promote the festival.

Fyre Festival has been dubbed the scam of the century for charging attendees between $5,000 and $250,000 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 canceled nearly immediately after it opened in April, 2017.

The rapper claimed McFarland was paid a sum of up to $250,000 to be interviewed for the Hulu documentary.

One Twitter follower corrected Ja Rule, pointing out that it was not just one, but two documentaries that showed the rapper in a less-than-savory light. "MaryAnne Rolle we've never met but I'm devastated that something that was meant to be unbelievable, turn out to be such a disaster and hurt so many ppl ..."