If you haven't already watched Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary, you likely at least already know about what went down in the tropical paradise of the Bahamas not too long ago. Fyre Festival was advertised as one of the greatest festivals our generation would ever experience - your favourite bands, Instagram models and influencers, luxury accommodations, etc. Obviously, none of this was true, because the whole festival was a scam, but we now know how much Billy McFarland and Ja Rule will have to pay back after Fyre Festival.
I don't know about you guys, but for me, watching the Fyre Festival documentary was hard. Seeing how all those Bahamian workers were being exploited, particularly the woman who spent the majority of her life savings in order to feed patrons of the festival, was absolutely heartbreaking. It made me hope that everyone would get paid back every single cent of what they lost.
When you take into account how many workers McFarland and Ja Rule had to execute this project, including investors, a marketing team, all the influencers, laborers, and so many other people, you realize pretty quickly that these guys owe a lot of money to a lot of different people. According to TMZ, Ja Rule and McFarland owe a total of $2.8 million to EHL Funding alone, that's not to say how much they owe elsewhere.
McFarland is currently a few months into serving his six-year sentence, although Ja Rule continues free to roam the streets, and has even released a new booking app that people are saying sounds "oddly similar" to the project he and McFarland were working on before disaster struck.