Ja Rule has taken to social media to address the recently-released documentaries about the ill-fated Fyre Festival.

If you’re a fan of car-crash TV, then you would’ve had your hands full last week with the release of not one, but two documentaries about 2017’s Fyre Festival.

Described as a luxury concert of sorts, the festival was intended to be held on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma, and was supposed to have been headlined by the likes of Blink-182 – who famously pulled out before it was due to start.

Sadly, it quickly became clear that the whole thing was a mess from the start, with chartered flights not arriving or even taking off as anticipated, and accomodation for attendees being woefully inadequate. Attendees who actually made it to the event (which by that point had been cancelled), described the entire situation as a “shit show”.

Ultimately, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was found guilty of defrauding investors out of a total of $26 million, and subsequently issued a public apology from prison.

However, the other notable name behind the failed fest, Ja Rule, has now addressed the recent documentaries, stating he is as much of a victim as the attendees.




Taking to Twitter this morning, Ja Rule discussed his thoughts on the Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud documentaries.

“I love how ppl watch a doc and think they have all the answers,” Ja Rule began. “I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???”

Before long though, Ja Rule was attracting criticism from many angry Twitter users, forcing him to explain how he never saw a dollar from the festival, while jailed organiser Billy McFarland was paid by Huli for the documentary.

“Hulu PAID BILLY!!!” Ja Rule explained. “That money should’ve went to the Bahamian ppl Netflix PAID fuck Jerry the same guys that did the promo for the festival…”

“Billy was involved with BOTH he was trying to get them to pay him and Hulu bit… I heard they paid him somewhere btw 100 to 250… that money was supposed to go to the locals by LAW…”

“I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!” he concluded.

Check out the trailer for Hulu’s Fyre Fraud:

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Despite the whole mess that was Fyre Festival, a small bit of good news has recently come to light, with local caterers raising over $120k from a GoFundMe campaign.

As The Brag noted, Elvis and Maryann Rolle, owners of Great Exuma restaurant in the Bahamas were left $50k out of pocket after helping organisers build the festival, eventually paying workers with their own life savings.

Initially kicking off with a goal of $123,000, the Rolles have since raised upwards of $125k, with close to 4,000 people pitching in to help out.

While we’re not sure if Ja Rule will be speaking out against these Fyre Festival documentaries any further, he maintains that he has the receipts to back up his claims of being personally scammed.

Check out the trailer for Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened:

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