February 15, 2019
If you haven’t caught the mesmerizing trainwreck that was Fyre Festival as captured by Netflix's documentary “FYRE” and Hulu’s documentary, "Fyre Fraud," well, you may get another opportunity to check it out in person.
Ja Rule suggested to TMZ that another Fyre Festival may actually be a good idea.
Rule isn’t ashamed of what happened with the first Fyre festival, which had been touted as a luxury musical festival but flopped miserably . “I’m not ashamed of Fyre at all because man, the idea, it was brilliant," Rule said. "It was f**king beyond brilliant. It was amazing, but it wasn’t what I dreamed it of being, and what I envisioned of it being, and what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t done properly.”
He then added, “It’s not fun to me, it’s heartbreaking to me. It’s something that I wanted to be special and amazing, it didn’t turn out that way. In the midst of chaos, there’s opportunity. It is the most iconic festival that never was. I have plans to create the iconic festival, but you didn’t hear that from me.”
The festival originally promised high end amenities and high class musical lineups, but instead of luxury, guests were given disaster tents with little food and water. During the festival's conception, Rule's Fyre partner, Billy McFarland, also lied to investors. He was sentenced to six years in federal prison in October.
Ja Rule tweeted earlier this week in his defense, "The reason I say it’s not fraud is because the festival was NOT a fraud... Billy fraudulently doctored agreements to get money from investors that’s why he’s in prison... nothing to do with ME..."
But people were not impressed with his statement. Many of those who replied were questioning his involvement and even referring to him as a liar.
Nope not fraud. Just false advertising. pic.twitter.com/dP2orxtb0p— Tyler (@IowaVikesfan) February 12, 2019
You should go back to that Island, apologise and pay the Islanders their money out of your own pocket.— Katherine (@katherinemcohen) February 11, 2019