Released Friday to Ja Rule’s Instagram page, the song is an acronym for “For Your Real Entertainment.” Ja Rule details the disaster behind the now-infamous Bahamas festival on the track, which samples the backdrop of the instrumental portion of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1985 song, “The Show.” The single’s artwork also boasts a drawing of the festival’s viral cheese sandwich.
“The fest—the festival is on fire/We don’t need no water, make that motherfucker hotter,” Rule raps. “Hotter than the sun, but it wasn’t that/Show of hands if you got your money back?/Just playing, I got sued for that/100 mil to be exact.”
“FYRE” comes soon after Ja Rule was dismissed from a lawsuit surrounding Fyre Festival in November. A judge cleared Ja Rule and denied Fyre festival attendees’ appeal to name the rapper in a $100 million class-action lawsuit filed against Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland and other officials. In a statement to AllHipHop, Rule’s lawyer Ryan Hayden Smith said, “This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication of [Ja Rule].”
Ja Rule ruminated on the optics of being associated with the disastrous festival in the Bahamas in the track where he raps: “In the people’s court, baby they’ll hang ya, like their ancestors/Full sabotage, it ain’t fraud.”
According to his Instagram post, Rule’s forthcoming album 12.Twelve.XII has a new release date of February 29th; the album was originally slated to come out December 12th.