Ja Rule is popping trash into treasure.
The platinum-selling hip-hop star, whose actual title 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 provides established and up-and-coming artists, and holders of useful 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 Complicated.
“One of many happiest moments in life is once you discover the braveness to let go of what you can’t change,” Ja Rule, 44, wrote on Instagram with a picture of the paintings.
The 2017 Fyre Competition, 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.
Tons of paid as much as $100,000 for tickets, connoisseur meals and luxurious housing lodging for the botched outing meant to stretch over two weekends within the Bahamas. As an alternative, attendees have been left stranded on an island after arriving to seek out an incomplete web site, sandwiches on paper plates, tents for lodging and only a few employees.
The Fyre Competition 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 Occasion That By no means Occurred”) launched documentaries chronicling the disastrous occasion.
Throughout a $100 million class-action lawsuit towards 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 “All the time On Time” lyricist was sentenced to 2 years in jail after pleading responsible to tried legal possession of a weapon.
The Queens native was launched from jail early in Might 2013 and has since wrote a memoir, “Unruly,” and starred in a family-based actuality present, “Comply with the Guidelines” on MTV.
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