Bahamian Caterer Wants Ja-Rule To Cut The Check If He’s Really Sorry For Fyre Festival Fiasco

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“If he is sorry, he should be donating something to me,” Maryann Rolle said.
Paula Rogo Jan, 23, 2019

The business owner, who claims she shelled out over $50,000 from her own savings to pay festival workers and feed fans at the botched Fyre Festival in 2017, wants Ja Rule to donate money to her — if he is truly sorry for his role in the failed venture.

Maryann Rolle’s comments come after Ja-Rule apologized to her following the release of Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.

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“My heart goes out to this lovely lady,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram post Monday morning. “MaryAnne Rolle we’ve never met but I’m devastated that something that was meant to be amazing, turn out to be such a disaster and hurt so many ppl … SORRY to anyone who has been negatively effected by the festival.”

In the doc, Rolle said she lost her life savings when she had to pay her restaurant employees after she was stiffed by Fyre co-founder Billy McFarland and his company. Ja-Rule was one of McFarland’s partner.

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“If he is sorry, he should be donating something to me because sorry is not a word, it is an action,” she told TMZ. “So I hope he puts his sorry into action.”

“I don’t know if he was aware of the pain I went through because he was in the front line of everything,” Rolle added.

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A GoFundMe fundraiser, created by Rolle to help cover her debt, has hit over $170,000 in just nine days.