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Fyre Fest Organizer Billy McFarland Links Trump With Rappers

Former Fyre Fest organizer Billy McFarland is reportedly the person helping to connect Donald Trump with rappers.

On Monday (July 8), Rolling Stone reported that Billy McFarland — who organized the infamous and disastrous Fyre Festival and was later sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud — has been facilitating connections between Trump and various rappers. A source close to Detroit rapper Icewear Veezo confirmed with the publication that McFarland reached out to them on behalf of Trump, indicating that the former president wanted to meet Veezo at an upcoming rally in Detroit. McFarland also claimed credit for Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow’s appearance at a Trump rally in the Bronx last May.

“I just love bringing different people together,” McFarland said to Angela Yee during an interview in early June.

The source close to Veezo also mentioned that McFarland helped arrange a June 15 meeting involving Trump, Veezo, and rapper Peezy. Veezo further met with Trump in Detroit’s 180 Church for an unspecified period where they had a private conversation. Additionally, Trump reportedly met with rapper OT7 Quanny in Philadelphia, although Quanny’s managers couldn’t confirm if McFarland was the one who made the connection.

Another rapper, Benny The Butcher, declined an opportunity to meet with Trump, despite showing support for Trump in the past. In February, Benny announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he had “Turned down a meeting with 45 last week.” The number “45” was a reference to Trump being the 45th president.

Several other rappers have also shown support for Trump as the upcoming election approaches, including Kodak Black, Lil Pump, and Sexyy Red, among others.

Source: Rolling Stone