‘Heartbroken’ Ja Rule says festival disaster that left attendees stranded after spending up to $12,000 is ‘NOT MY FAULT’

Fyre Festival is an unmitigated disaster, and the rapper Ja Rule does not want to be blamed.

What was supposed to be a three-day all-inclusive luxury music festival in the Bahamas, with tickets up to $12,000, has collapsed under its own weight, with acts and caterers pulling out, a lack of adequate infrastructure on the private beach, and problems with transportation both on and off the island.

Now people who were promised a luxury experience are turning to the festival’s owners – Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, the cofounders of Fyre Media – for answers. Fyre is an on-demand booking app.

In a statement on Twitter, Ja Rule said that the incident in the Bahamas was “not my fault.”

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Twitter users asked early Friday morning where Ja Rule had been, via the hashtag #whereisjarule. One user said Ja Rule performed in Chicago on Thursday night, before Fyre Festival was scheduled to begin, fueling speculation he had not even made it to the island festival.