Fyre Festival did a lot of things. It put Ja Rule back on the map (albeit in a very strange way), it gave us the meme of Andy King and the water bottle incident but most importantly it outed the trend of celebrities promoting things they knew nothing about for a bit of coin. One of these celebrities is Kendall Jenner.
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Back in the day, Kendall Jenner took to social media to promote Fyre Festival saying, “So hyped to announce my G.O.O.D Music Family as the first headliners for @fyrefestival… Use my promo code KJONFYRE for the next 24 hours to get on the list for the artists and talents afterparty on Fyre Cay.” But, as the festival never happened, as you know, Kendall Jenner has been sued. Along with many other artists.
Today it is revealed that Kendall Jenner has settled the lawsuit concerning her involvement with Fyre Festival. According to court documents, the reality star will pay approximately $140,000 (US $90,000) for the aforementioned social media post. Interestingly, Kendall Jenner was paid approximately $418,000 (US $275,000) for the post itself, a mere fraction of what Jenner will pay up.
Kendall Jenner was sued back in August 2019 for her Fyre Festival post by Gregory Messer, a lawyer who’s also the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media. We should note that Kendall Jenner isn’t the only celebrity being sued. Emily Ratajkowski, Migos, Pusha T and Lil Yachty have also been sued for their involvement in Fyre Festival.
The lawsuits weren’t limited to celebrities though, a number of lawsuits were filed as a result of this music festival scam. The festival’s founder, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud.
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