Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Was Not A Scam And Apologizes

Rapper Ja Rule is under fire over the Fyre Festival not taking place over this past weekend in the Bahamas. Concert-goers described the event as a “complete disaster.” Friday morning, event organizers postponed the event.

The inaugural event, co-created by Ja Rule and business partner Billy McFarland, left attendees stranded for hours and scrambling for flights to leave the Exuma islands of the Bahamas. Angry attendees took to social media claiming complete disorganization and sub-standard living conditions.

Ja Rule assured guests he would make sure everyone was able to leave and he would try his best to right the wrong of this event. Sunday the rapper updated those concerned and is relieved all guests are back home and safe.

Tickets for the event ranged from $4,000 to upwards of $250,000, and guests were promised a flight from Miami and performances by Blink 182, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta to G.O.O.D. Music acts Designer, Tyga, and Pusha T.

“Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the islands of Exuma. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone this experience,” the event organizers said in a statement. “We are working tirelessly to ensure each guest leaves the island safely and ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we continue to provide ongoing updates via email and our official social media channels as they become available, including refund information.”

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism issued an apology to those inconvenienced. Ja Rule claims the festival was not a scam and he and his business partner are working to issue refunds to those who purchased tickets.


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