Following Ja Rule’s apology, his business partner, Billy McFarland, has finally addressed the disaster that occurred at Fyre Festival.
As we previously reported, vacationers were promised a luxury experience at the inaugural Fyre Festival but instead they found themselves on hell island. The entire trip turned into a “disorganized mess” as festival-goers had to endure torned-up tents, a lack food, water and electricity as well as reported feral dogs wandering the festival grounds.
On Friday (April 28), Ja Rule issued a statement Twitter apologizing to customers for the island fiasco. “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.”
On Saturday (April 30), in a lengthy statement ( E! News), organizers explained their mistakes in how they handled the event. In part, it reads:
Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland reportedly organized the expensive island festival (tickets ranged from $1200-$1500 with luxury packages hitting $250,000) promising “a cultural moment created from a blend music, art, and food.” Both Ja and Farland insist that the festival wasn’t a scam.
Organizers the Fyre Festival said another event would take place in 2018 on a beach venue in the United States. They promised that attendees this year’s festival will receive full refunds and get free VIP passes to the 2018 festival.
Even model Bella Hadid apologized for the Fyre Festival disaster. The supermodel, who didn’t actually go to the festival but promoted it heavily on her Twitter page, issued a statement distancing herself from the island fiasco. You can read her tweet below.
We pray that the stranded vacationers were able to get f the island safely. Hopefully, Ja and McFarland and can rectify this situation to everybody’s satisfaction.