Kendall Jenner is but one of many celebrities who have been named in lawsuits after they were paid to perform at or promote the Fyre Festival.
The effects of the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival are still being felt, and for some celebrities, it's hitting their bank accounts. Billy McFarland, the now incarcerated producer of the supposed luxury festival, charmed his way into the pockets of investors. He paid a host of social media influencers, musician, and cleebrities to perform at or post about Fyre Festival, but in the end, it was all a disastrous scam.
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Back in August 2019, trustee Gregory Messer issued a complaint to bankruptcy courts to seek a return on monies paid out to performers, agents, and anyone else who made money from the fraudulent event. Rae Sremmurd, Blink-182, Migos, Lil Yachty, Pusha T, and Kendall Jenner are just a few names who were sued.
Jenner shared posts to her social media pages promoting the event, including mentioning G.O.O.D. Music since her brother-in-law Kanye West reportedly scheduled to hit the Fyre Festival stage. In the lawsuit against her, it's asserted that she received upwards of $275K for her involvement in promoting the outdoor concert, but she's only been ordered by a judge to repay $90K. So, in the end, she still made a profit.
Last year, The New York Times asked Kendall about her involvement with Fyre Festival and why she supported the event. "You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it's a risk." She added. "I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn't much research you can do because it's a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will."