Ja Rule wants to stage another “iconic” music festival after his first attempt resulting in the Fyre Festival disaster.
Fyre Fest has gotten a lot of buzz recently since Netflix and Hulu released documentaries about the event, which was advertised as “the unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas.”
However, according to patrons, the experience was anything but luxurious and ended with a plethora of lawsuits.
Fyre Festival attendees arrived to inadequate basic necessities—including food, housing and electricity—never mind the luxurious promises. Guests became stranded as they tried to evacuate the island due to an extreme lack of organization and infrastructure.
Now, Ja Rule, who cofounded Fyre Fest, wants to try it all over again, according to a recent interview with TMZ. He was first asked if he had seen the films about the festival.
“I lived it, man. I ain’t got to watch it,” Ja Rule said. “It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn’t turn out that way.”
Then he talked about his future plans, but kept things very vague.
“In the midst of chaos is opportunity. I’m working on a lot of new things,” Ja Rule said. He called Fyre Fest “the most iconic festival that never was, adding that he has “plans to create the iconic music festival.”
It sounds like he really is planning on trying things again. Hopefully this time it doesn’t end in such a disaster.
You can see Ja Rule’s entire interview below.
Fyre Media, a booking company formed by the rapper and his tech partner Billy McFarland, created the event.
Some of the headlining artists for Fyre Festival included blink-182, G.O.O.D Music and Major Lazer. blink-182 canceled both their performances, but their name still gets tossed into the documentary as proof of the downfall.
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