Blink-182, Tyga, Pusha T, Kendall Jenner, and more sued by Fyre Festival Trustee to recover thousands of dollars.
If you remember clearly, Fyre Festival was probably the most talked about festival that never really happened. At least not the way it was planned. The festival which was scheduled to happen in 2017 was advertised by famous Instagram celebs and boasted a line up of huge acts to perform. Festival goers reportedly acquired expensive tickets and bookings to attend the festival. But in the end, it turned out to be a fraudulent venture that ended up in an array of lawsuits.
Now, the festival’s trustee is suing all the artists, influencers and agencies involved in its promotion. The doomed show’s planned headliner Blink-182 is reportedly being sued for $500,000 after the band pulled out of the festival. Speaking on the reason for their cancelling, Matt Skiba told NME,
“I had a bad feeling about that event. I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”
“It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of those poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts.”
Also named in the suit are CAA, UTA and ICM partners (representing Migos, Lil Yachty and Rae Sremmurd) who are being sued for $350,000. The trustee is also asking for a return of $730,000 paid to Pusha T, Desiigner and Tyga. Kendall Jenner is being asked to returned $275,000 she was paid to promote the show on Instagram, while Emily Ratajkowski, $300,000. In the suits, both influencers are accused of demonstrating a “clear lack of good faith” for not disclosing that they were paid for the posts.