(AllHipHop News) Ja Rule’s highly touted luxury festival has gotten a bevy of bad press for being a disaster after several high profile acts pulled out and attendees have taken to twitter to express their views.
The Fyre Fest bragged about being “the cultural experience of the decade” and even touted high-end music acts like “Pusha T, Tyga, Desiigner, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Blink-182, Migos, and Lil Yachty. Additionally, there was a fashion component that offered up Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio, Hailey Baldwin and others. Packages to attend the festival went as high as $250,000.
Even though the festival was this weekend, it has all seemingly fallen apart on the islands of Exumas in the Bahamas.
Ja Rule and the Fyre Festival team have issued a statement taking ownership of what has happened.
Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas.
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.
-The Fyre Festival Team
Additionally, the Ministry of Tourism in the Bahamas has issued an apology as well due to the onslaught of international press Fyre Fest has created.
Bahamas official statement on Fyre Festival #FyreFestival pic.twitter.com/NQo8AmXZlQ
— The Bahamas (@VisitTheBahamas) April 28, 2017
Right now, the festival has been postponed for the indefinite future.
Here are some of the social media responses.
So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA
— William Needham Finley IV(It’s real. I made it up) (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017
This is how Fyre Fest handles luggage. Just drop it out of a shipping container. At night. With no lights. #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/X5CdZRyJWo
— William Needham Finley IV(It’s real. I made it up) (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
All Flights now cancelled from Miami. Festival likely cancelled. Empty planes now flying from Miami in a "rescue mission". #fyrefestival
— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 28, 2017
— blink-182 (@blink182) April 27, 2017
Some of the tweets, were comedic in nature.
If you told me yesterday that Ja Rule would start a prison camp for Instagram kids in the Bahamas, I woulda called you mad. #fyrefestival
— Tree (@fettutreene) April 28, 2017
So TGIF & enjoy your low wage jobs today because at least you didn't pay $5k+ to be at lord of the flies train wreck that is #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/YWtrKaqxL8
— Madeline Krebs (@madelinekrebs) April 28, 2017
Me at home watching rich people get scammed to see what it feels like to be a refugee and live in subhuman conditions at the #FyreFestival pic.twitter.com/wAnQ5khU6U
— ree (@queenree___) April 28, 2017
Reading these #fyrefestival tweets like pic.twitter.com/9uXrx7wAIZ
— ImHonestTho (@ImHonestTho) April 28, 2017