Everyone has made it safely off the island.
Ja Rule has issued another apology to the (rich, unsuspecting) people who forked out thousands of dollars to attend the disastrous Fyre Festival this past weekend.
The rapper, who organised the event alongside entrepreneur Billy McFarland, had already tweeted to clarify that the event “was not a scam”, after attendees complained of “refugee camp conditions”. Now Ja Rule has confirmed that the last remaining guests have made it safely off the island, adding that all ticket holders are in a position to apply for a refund.
The luxury Fyre Festival was due to take place this weekend and the following weekend on a private island in Bahamas, with Disclosure, Skepta, Rae Sremmurd all more booked to perform. The event had been advertised as a glamorous getaway, with tickets ranging from $1,000 to $12,000. However on opening night, reports started flooding in of half-built tents, mountains of rubbish, sub-standard food and mishandled luggage.
The festival was eventually cancelled yesterday after broken sewer pipes destroyed the site, with McFarland admitting the festival was “a little naive” about the scale of the catastrophe. An event is now planned for May 2018 in the U.S., “free for everybody who signed up for this festival.”