Ja Rule Defends Fyre Festival in New Interview: 'The Idea of It Was Dope'

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Ja Rule attends the after party for the finale of the "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have" residency at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace on Sept. 30, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Ja Rule is still defending the idea for Fyre Festival, which he was involved in as a face of the Fyre app. Ja stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning (June 5) alongside Irv Gotti, and when the festival fiasco came up during conversation, the "Livin' It Up" rapper had a few things he wanted to get off his chest. 

"The Fyre Festival was an amazing idea," he said. "Let's not act like everybody wasn't coming to the Fyre Festival. It was fucking done wrong. It was organized bad. The idea of it was dope. The marketing was dope. Everything was done very right on that end. The execution was extremely bad, man."

The 43-year-old would go on to say that he no longer speaks with Fyre Festival creator, Billy McFarland, who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence on fraud charges. "No, I have no conversations with Billy. I don't intend to have any conversations with Billy. I'm mad at Billy," said Ja. "He lied to me, man. He lied to me in a lot of ways." 

With the flop behind him, Ja Rule is confident he could curate a successful festival in the future. "I would like to do another festival and do it right, because that's what I intended to do in the first fucking place," he stated. "So, let's do it the right way."

Rule was legally cleared of any criminal wrongdoing with the festival. 

Watch the interview below. 

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