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21st Jan 2019

Ja Rule responds to fans after Fyre Festival documentary backlash

Kyle Picknell

Who knew Ja Rule was such a wordsmith?

You’ll have noticed over the weekend that everyone is suddenly talking about the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a 2017 music festival-cum-shit show of gargantuan proportions that has now been in made into not one, but two, unintentionally hilarious documentaries.

Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and Netflix’s Fyre, both attempt to unravel the reasons behind the music festival’s catastrophic failure, from its blind celebrity endorsements to the complete and total lack of planning to the eventual FBI investigation.

Which brings us to Ja Rule, co-founder of the festival with Billy McFarland, who has now hit back at viewers blaming him for the event’s failure.

In a series of angry tweets, the rapper appeared to lay it all out in the open, admitting that not only did he lose money, he also didn’t receive a single dollar in payment.

And then there is this, perhaps the most perfect embodiment of the whole disaster from start to finish and a piece of poetry in its own right:

Because, inevitably, you are now going to watch the documentary and have a long, bubbly soak in the sheer schadenfreude of it all, here’s the Netflix trailer for FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Enjoy.