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Ja Rule & Billy McFarland BANNED From Putting On Another Festival In The Bahamas!

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The Bahamas may be known for being laid back, but when it comes to allowing their name to be connected with dumpster Fyres, they're not playing around.

After the disaster that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland are BANNED from doing any more "organizing" on the islands. Can't say we blame them. Those viral shots of crappy food and emergency tents cannot be good for tourism.

Related: Ja & Billy SLAPPED With Class-Action Lawsuit

But it isn't just the Fyre starters that are being targeted. The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism are cracking down on future fests as well, requiring more thorough vetting and frequent check-ins for any new events.

Ministry sources tell TMZ they would have stepped in the Fyre sooner, but because it was a private event, they weren't legally allowed until guest safety became an issue.

Would YOU attend a new festival in the Bahamas after this??

[Image via GQ.]

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Ja Rule & Billy McFarland SLAPPED With Class-Action Lawsuit For Fyre Festival!

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Ja Rule is getting sued for Fyre Festival.

The Fyre Festival was supposed to be overflowing with supermodels and Instagram hotties, but it was the exact opposite!

Related: 50 Cent Burns Ja In Epic Post

Feral dogs roamed a landscape dotted with FEMA tents, and not the luxurious accommodations promised for the very expensive ticket price.

Well, before the smoke has even cleared (literally!), Ja Rule and partner Billy McFarland are getting sued for lying and fraud.

One unlucky attendee is attempting to put together a class-action lawsuit, and calling the festival a "get rich quick scam," alleging that Ja and Billy knew it was a disaster months beforehand.

The suit, filed by celeb lawyer Mark Geragos and obtained by TMZ, claims that

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50 Cent Burns Ja Rule & Donald Trump In One Epic Instagram Post!

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We've seen a lot of hilarious responses to the unmitigated disaster that was Fyre Festival. But 50 Cent tops them all.

In one Instagram post, he was able to burn Ja Rule AND Donald Trump!

Related: Bella Hadid Apologizes For Promoting Fyre Festival 'Disaster'!

How? See for yourself, PLUS the latest update from festival organizers (below)!

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Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Co-Founder Admits They Fucked Up — But Wants To Try Again Next Year!

It's not even an apology.

What a disaster.

As we reported, the Fyre Festival, which was supposed to be held over this weekend on the island of Exumas on the Bahamas, turned out to be a complete joke.

Guests expecting a luxury trip arrived to disaster relief tents for accommodations, broken sewer pipes, and bread and cheese for food.

Related: The Best Tweets & Memes Clowning On The Festival!

Ja Rule, one of the organizers, has taken some of the responsibility for their lack of preparedness. Now, the rapper's co-organizer Billy McFarland is explaining what went wrong.

In a piece published for Rolling Stone, the 25-year-old entrepreneur says he hopes to make it up for their guests next year with free admission.

As for how this year's went so wrong, he details the conditions weren't perfect to start with:

"The Exumas didn't have a really great infrastructure – there wasn't a great way to get guests in here – we were a little bit ambitious. There wasn't water or sewage. It was almost like we tried building a city out of nothing and it took almost all of our personal resources to make this happen, and everything we had, to make this festival go on. We thought we were ready and built two different festival sites."

Smh.

Billy also blames a storm for taking down their original accommodations:

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The Best Tweets & Memes Clowning On The Fyre Festival!

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The Fyre Festival descends into utter chaos.

Thank God it's Friday! And thank God for the Fyre Festival!

The luxury music festival was an epic and utter FAIL, and social media still hasn't gotten enough of the complete disaster that unfolded in the Bahamas Thursday night.

Related: Ja Rule Responds To Fyre Festival Disaster

With acts cancelling their performances, people scrounging around for food, and feral dogs eyeing their prey from the distance, concertgoers were left with nothing more than a raging desire to return to their homes ASAP.

The rest of us, from behind the safety of our computer screens, gleefully watched a bunch of millennial trust fund babies get mildly inconvenienced for 24 hours. And. It. Was. HILARIOUS.

Take another look at some of the best reactions to the mess (below)!

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People Are Pissed Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, & Other Models Led Them Into The Shit Show That Is The Fyre Festival

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The Fyre Festival is facing even more heat!

As we've reported, the failed "luxury" music festival organized by Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland was "fully postponed" after concertgoers arrived to embarrassingly horrendous conditions on the Exuma island of the Bahamas on Friday.

For many of the attendees, the Fyre experience was sold to them via the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin, and other high-profile influencers (AKA Instagram models) who promoted it on social media.

Related: Delta Airlines Removes Passenger For Using The Restroom

For instance, take a look at this now-laughable marketing video for the "transformative weekend" (below):

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Ja Rule Responds To Backlash Over 'Scam' Fyre Festival — But He's Going To Have To Answer To The Bahamas Too!

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Ja Rule maintains the festival isn't a scam!

What a mess!!

As we've been reporting, the Fyre Festival has come to a complete halt AKA was "fully postponed" after concertgoers arrived to horrendous conditions on the Exuma island of the Bahamas.

In case you didn't know, the lavish weekend was organized by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, and it now has guests wondering if it was all a scam, especially as they're all currently stranded on the mainland with no way home.

Related: United Airlines Introduces New Policy Changes

They apparently don't even have sleeping accommodations!

Well, the rapper has finally decided to speak out on the disaster. He took to Twitter on Friday, writing:

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