Ja Rule Defends Himself on Twitter After 'Fyre Festival' Documentaries

The actual event compared to the promotion

The actual event compared to the promotion

- Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019I had an unbelievable vision to create a festival like NO OTHER! But with little in the way of specifics being shared, things quickly got ugly from there.

As a result, Rolle had to use $US50,000 from her own life savings to pay the staff that helped at the event. At the time of the event in 2017, he apologized on Twitter but still asserted it was, "NOT MY FAULT.but I'm taking responsibility". "Personally I don't even like to talk about the Fyre Festival". I would never scam or fraud anyone.

On Twitter, he claimed he too was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hoodwinked and led astray" by McFarland.

As one of the co-founders of the festival-and the Fyre App, the celebrity booking app which the festival was supposed to be promoting-Ja Rule is, of course, featured prominently in the docs, though he is more often depicted as lending celebrity cred to McFarland rather than someone deeply involved or interested in the actual planning of the event. We know we did a great job. "That's it. If we wanna go fuckin' see the pigs, and the girls wanna go see the pigs, we go fuckin' see the pigs". "And they just wiped it out and never looked back", a tearful Rolle explained in the documentary.

Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Ja Rule has responded to Rolle's ultimatum. "That is, uh, I would call that false advertising".

"Hulu paid Billy", he added.

"I went through about $50,000 of my savings that I could've had for [a] rainy day".

To his credit, this is somewhat correct.

The Netflix documentary is about Fyre Festival, which was advertised as "the unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas"-but according to patrons, the experience was anything but luxurious and ended with a plethora of lawsuits".

Fyre director Chris Smith, who sold his documentary to Netflix, recounted his negotiations with McFarland in an interview with The Ringer.

McFarland pleaded guilty to swindling millions from concert-goers and investors of "more than $26-million and pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, a charge that relates to financial deceit", it was reported.

At least, that's what Ja Rule thinks.

A Bahamian caterer is saying "thank you" after thousands of people chipped in to raise more than US$160,000 ($213,000) to help compensate her for the losses that she says she suffered during the disastrous Fyre Festival.

What the documentary doesn't mention is that Fyre Festival staff also stayed in the couple's five cottages. I haven't seen the Hulu one yet.Ah yeah, I really need to watch the Netflix one.

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