When the infamous Fyre festival debacle began unfolding, one of the key people implicated besides organiser Billy McFarland was rapper Ja Rule.
In the ensuing drama, Ja always maintained a level of innocence about his role in the festival – “I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!” he infamously tweeted earlier this year.
Back in July, a judge dismissed Ja Rule from a class action lawsuit that alleged he had falsely promoted the doomed festival.
Now, the rapper has addressed the matter with a new track entitled ‘FYRE’ – an acronym for “For Your Real Entertainment”, which sees Ja meditating on the catastrophic festival and the aftermath that followed.
“Hotter than the sun, but it wasn’t that / How about a show of hands if you got your money back? / Just playing, I got sued for that / 100 mil to be exact,” Rule raps on the track.
He goes on to quote the “bamboozled, hoodwinked, lead astray” tweet and discuss how public opinion turned on him after the festival – “In the people’s court, baby, they’ll hang ya, like they ancestors.”
Listen to ‘Fyre’ below. Ja Rule’s new album 12.Twelve.XII is set for release on February 29th (it was originally scheduled to drop December 12th.)