Ja Rule has (kind of) apologized for the nightmare and horror that was the Fyre Festival meant to happen this weekend, but he wants to make it clear that IT IS NOT HIS FAULT AT ALL. "We are working right now on getting everyone of [sic] the island SAFE. That is my immediate concern," he wrote in a Twitter letter. "It was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting.
The rapper continued, "I don't know how everything went so left but I'm working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded ... I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT ... but I'm taking responsibility I'm deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this." He also notes how heartbroken his is at this moment. In case you missed the epic Fyre Festival hashtag meltdown on Twitter this morning, the Bahamas luxury event (created by Ja Rule) was postponed after chaos happened due to festival organizers' disorganization and attendees claiming there was “barely any food or water or security or electricity” on the island.
The festival was meant to begin on April 27 and carry on throughout the weekend with acts like Blink-182 (who swiftly pulled out their headlining slot amid the post-apocalyptic craze), Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Desiigner, Tyga and Pusha T set to perform. But it has since been cancelled by the organizers, who wiped away their website to replace it with an official statement. It reads:
"Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can. We ask that guests currently on-island do not make their own arrangements to get to the airport as we are coordinating those plans. We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority.
The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high- quality experience we envisioned. We ask for everyone's patience and cooperation during this difficult time as we work as quickly and safely as we can to remedy this unforeseeable situation. We will continue to provide regular updates via email to our guests and via our official social media channels as they become available."
Before you find yourself caught inside the dark hole of this Fyre Festival disaster, flip through this list of all the festivals that are worth going this year. Then, enjoy a bit of nice nostalgia with this episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast, which dives into the glory days of Ashanti and Ja Rule: