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Migos Are Settling Their Fyre Festival Lawsuit Battle For $30K

Migos are settling a lawsuit over their payday for the Fyre Festival.

The trio – Offset, Quavo and Takeoff – have agreed to pay $30,000 back, according to The Blast.

The band was actually paid $100,000 to perform at the once-planned, but disastrous musi festival.

In documents obtained by the site, they read that “The Defendant shall pay the total sum of $30,000.00 (the “Settlement Payment”), as full and final settlement and complete satisfaction of any claims the Trustee has raised against the Defendant.”

Once payment is received, all claims will be dismissed against Migos.

Many other celebrities, including Blink 182, Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, were also sued to pay back what they received to promote the festival which was never put on.

Founder Billy McFarland is currently serving time in jail on fraud charges.

The Fyre Festival Island Used In Promotional Videos Is For Sale

You can now own a part of Fyre Festival history if you have a few spare million!

The island that was used in the promotional videos for the disastrous music festival is up for sale for $11.8 million.

Saddleback Cay private island is located in Exuma, Bahamas but is not the location where the festival was supposed to be held.

According to Forbes, the island was only used in the iconic promo video which featured models like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber.

Saddleback Cay spans 35 acres and boasts seven beaches as well as a cottage and several other buildings.

“I actually had a buyer the next day after [the Fyre Fest documentary] aired. They came down to check it out but it ended up not being right for them,” listing agent John Christie told Forbes.

Check out the promotional video to get a better look at the island…

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is Friends with Fyre Fest Founder Billy McFarland in Prison

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is getting through his prison sentence with the help of his new friends.

Jersey Shore
co-stars Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino revealed on The Jenny McCarthy Show podcast that the 36-year-old reality star has befriended Billy McFarland, who was sentenced to six years in prison after organizing the disastrous Fyre Festival and Ryan Collins – the man behind the 2014 celebrity nudes leak scandal.

“He is in there with the guy from the Fyre Festival,” Vinny shared. “And he’s in there with the guy that leaked Jennifer Lawrence’s nudes, that hacked her phone.”

“They play Scrabble together!” Pauly added to which Vinny responded, ““Imagine what he’s learning in there from all these guys.”

Mike is currently in the midst of serving his eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion.

Watch more from their interview here.

Ja Rule Responds to Criticism After Fyre Festival Documentaries Debut

Ja Rule, the co-founder of the infamous Fyre Festival, is speaking out after Netflix and Hulu’s documentaries about the failed event debuted.

If you don’t know, Ja Rule co-founded the event alongside Billy McFarland, who was arrested and is serving a six-year sentence for his hand in the debacle.

The Fyre Festival took place in 2017 and found people paying thousands to hang out with influencers on a gorgeous island, only to be met with extremely poor conditions.

Ja Rule took to Twitter on Sunday (January 20) to speak his truth about what happened.

Click inside to read all of his tweets…More Here! »

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Arrested on Wire Fraud Charges

Billy McFarland, one of the organizers behind the disastrous Fyre Festival, has been arrested on charges of wire fraud.

The fest founder was taken into custody by the F.B.I. on Friday (June 30) in New York City.

According to Manhattan U.S. attorney Joon Kim, Billy gave fake documents to investors to get money.

“As alleged, William McFarland promised a ‘life changing’ music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster. McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars into his company and the fiasco called the Fyre Festival. Thanks to the investigative efforts of the FBI, McFarland will now have to answer for his crimes,” Joon said in a statement.

If charged, he can face up to 20 years in jail.

Fyre Festival Founders Are Being Sued for $100 Million

The founders of the ill-fated Fyre Festival, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, are being sued for a whopping $100 million in a potential class-action lawsuit from attendees of the failed event.

Ticketholders paid anywhere from $1,000 to $125,000 to attend the festival in the Bahamas, but when they arrived they found that the luxury accommodations they were promised looked more like a refugee camp. Headliners quickly started dropping out and the entire festival was canceled.

Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos has filed a lawsuit on behalf of festival attendee Daniel Jung, who is asking for $5 million in damages “for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation,” according to Variety.

It is anticipated that 150 plaintiffs will join the class and a minimum of $100 million is being sought.

Make sure to read the explanation of what went wrong with the festival.

Seth Rogen Says He Was Planning a Film Similar to Failed Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival: The Movie?

Seth Rogen
has taken to Twitter to say that he and his The Lonely Island musical comedy group – which consists of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – were planning a film with a very similar plot to the real life failed music festival.

“This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” the 35-year-old actor tweeted.

The Lonely Island‘s account then quoted Seth‘s tweet along with writing “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea.”

The Fyre Festival was cancelled after reports of terrible conditions, poor housing, and more.

It’s not clear if Seth is being serious or if he was just joking.