Fyre Festival founder plans to launch new music festival

Fyre Festival co-founder Ja Rule is looking at launching a new music festival despite the continuing fallout brought about by two new documentaries on the failed event in the Bahamas.

Speaking to TMZ, the rapper claimed he hadn’t watched either of the two documentaries streaming on Netflix and Hulu, saying he “lived it man, I ain’t got to watch it”.

Describing the episode as a “painful” experience, he went on to add that “in the midst of chaos, there’s opportunity”.

“[Fyre Festival] is the most iconic festival that never was,” he said. “I have plans to create the Iconic music festival, but you didn’t hear it from me.”

Ja Rule is also launching a new celebrity booking platform called Iconn, which he conceded was “kind of similar” to the booking app that Fyre Festival was originally set up to promote.

In the meantime, his jailed business partner Billy McFarland has been ordered to pay back a US$3 million loan to former investor EHL Funding. McFarland is currently serving a six-year sentence on fraud charges.