Ja Rule is popping trash into treasure.
The platinum-selling hip-hop star, whose actual identify is Jeffrey Atkins, has reportedly auctioned off a portrait of the Fyre Media emblem for $122,000 via the rapper’s non-fungible tokens enterprise, KickFlip, which gives established and up-and-coming artists, and holders of beneficial artwork, the chance to monetize their work by utilizing cryptocurrency.
The 48×60-inch oil paint portrait was created by Tripp Derrick Barnes and relocated to Ja Rule’s New Jersey mansion when Fyre Media’s New York headquarters shuttered, in response to Advanced.
“One of many happiest moments in life is if you discover the braveness to let go of what you can not change,” Ja Rule, 44, wrote on Instagram with a picture of the paintings.
The 2017 Fyre Pageant, which he co-founded, led to a sequence of occasions that resulted in co-founder and promoter Billy McFarland receiving a six-year jail sentence for defrauding pageant goers of $26 million.
A whole bunch paid as much as $100,000 for tickets, gourmand meals and luxurious housing lodging for the botched outing meant to stretch over two weekends within the Bahamas. As an alternative, attendees had been left stranded on an island after arriving to search out an incomplete web site, sandwiches on paper plates, tents for lodging and only a few employees.
The Fyre Pageant additionally didn’t ship promised appearances and performances from Migos, Blink-182, Kendall Jenner and extra.
Each Hulu (“Fyre Fraud”) and Netflix (“Fyre: The Best Social gathering That By no means Occurred”) launched documentaries chronicling the disastrous occasion.
Throughout a $100 million class-action lawsuit in opposition to McFarland and others concerned within the notorious occasion, the gravely voiced Murda Inc. rapper was cleared of any wrongdoing within the matter.
In 2011, the “At all times On Time” lyricist was sentenced to 2 years in jail after pleading responsible to tried felony possession of a weapon.
The Queens native was launched from jail early in Could 2013 and has since wrote a memoir, “Unruly,” and starred in a family-based actuality present, “Observe the Guidelines” on MTV.
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