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This might have been the biggest fail in festival history.
Last year, tons of festival goers went to the Bahamas expecting an amazing weekend of food, drinks, and music. Instead they got a catastrophe of broken tents instead of luxury villas, and cheese sandwiches instead of the promoted gourmet that was advertised. Oh, and no music acts.
Ja Rule was one of the top organizers of the event, and revealed on Drink Champs that he wasn’t ashamed of the awful fail for what he believed was a great idea.
“I’m not ashamed,” he said. “I’m not ashamed of Fyre at all. Because man, the idea, it was brilliant. It was fuckin’ beyond brilliant…It was amazing. It wasn’t what I dreamed it of being and what I envisioned of it being and what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t done properly. People didn’t really know I had anything to do with the festival until it went wrong. And then it was like, ‘Ja Rule’s festival!’ It was my idea, my vision to do this. And I’m no way, shape or form ashamed of my vision of what it was to do this. I wanted to create something amazing.”
He later continues after taking responsibility.
“Never give nobody the keys to your motherfucking car. I’d give it the addendum of …especially if you’re putting large adult son Billy McFarland in the driver’s seat, a boy of little experience and even littler problem-solving ability.”
McFarland, another organizer of the event, plead guilty to two cases of wire fraud. He will be setenced in October 11, but is hoping for leniency due to a claim of mental illness. According to Rolling Stone, he wrote a letter to the judge explaining his actions, “nothing in this case speaks to any malicious intent on his part. Just a sea of bad judgment, poor decisions, and the type of core instability that can only be explained by mental illness.”
Watch the clip below.