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Ja Rule planning another music festival despite infamous Fyre disaster

Plot twist of the year?

Ja Rule // Artist Instagram

After finding himself under scrutiny due to his association with the now-infamous disaster known as Fyre Festival, it appears as though Ja Rule isn't ready to abandon his initial vision of organizing a luxurious live music experience just yet.

While at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday (Feb. 14), the music industry vet was approached by TMZ and decided to weigh in on the recent documentaries centering on the festival, Netflix's Fyre and Hulu's Fyre Fraud.

"I haven't watched 'em yet," he said with a smile on his face. "They're very popular, they're very popular. Maybe one day [I'll watch them]. I lived it, man. I ain't gotta watch it."

Next, in what some fans are considering as an absolutely unexpected plot twist, Ja shared that while he doesn't find the festival's failure comical in the least, he's not ready to part ways with the concept.

"It's not funny to me, man," Ja Rule continued. "It's heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing and it just didn't turn out that way. But, you know, in the midst of chaos there's opportunity. So I'm working on a lot of new things. I got my new platform Iconn."

He continued: "It is kinda similar to what the app was, but you gotta understand the app was separate from the festival. [Fyre Fest] is the most iconic festival that never was, so I have plans to create the Iconnic music fest. But you ain't hear it from me."

The music mogul's latest venture, ICONN, is an artist booking app, which Ja admits is similar to the FYRE app. The Fyre Festival was intended to be an extended activation of the aforementioned app.

As previously reported, in October 2018, Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud. He is also facing a $2.8 million lawsuit. Ja Rule, however, has not been charged with any crime connected to Fyre Festival. He also referred to a pending lawsuit that included his name as "fake news."

Take a look at Ja Rule's recent commentary in the video below.

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