Ja Rule & Billy McFarland Banned From Doing Another Festival in Bahamas

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Ja Rule attends City Harvest's 23rd Annual Gala, "An Evening of Practical Magic", at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2017 in New York City.

The legendarily disastrous Fyre Fest was supposed to take place on the Bahamas island of Great Exuma last weekend. Those plans imploded in the grandest way possible, but the entrepreneur Billy McFarland, who co-founded the festival alongside Ja Rule, has already talked about doing another festival in the United States next year. Maybe that’ll happen. But McFarland and Ja Rule will never throw another festival in the Bahamas again. 

TMZ reports that the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism is planning to vet any future festivals a lot more strictly. It’s going to requite festival organizers to check in with the Board multiple times while planning their events. And the Board has also banned McFarland and Ja from doing any business in the island nation ever again.

Can we get the American government to do the same thing?

This article originally appeared in Stereogum


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