Ja Rule is taking responsibility for his wannabe luxury Fyre Festival turning into a disaster. Sort of.
The rapper tweeted a screenshot of his notes apologizing to attendees who splurged on a $12,000 ticket to attend the event on an island in the Bahamas and promised that he is diligently working to ensure everyone receives a refund.
“We are working right now on getting everyone off the island SAFE that is my immediate concern," he said. "I will make a statement soon I’m heartbroken at this moment my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event."
The message continued, "It was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded… I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT… but I’m taking responsibility I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”
Some fans have responded to his tweet “appreciating” his honesty, while others are laughing it off because it was sort of a fake apology.
@Ruleyork this is not my fault but I'm taking responsibility is a new and interesting concept worth exploring— Leasha (@LeashaMiz) April 28, 2017
@Ruleyork This is "NOT MY FAULT… but I'm taking responsibility"— William LeGate (@williamlegate) April 28, 2017
…so it IS your fault?
@Ruleyork um you're the organizer - it's your responsibility - it is your fault and legally you are accountable— Joe Boyo (@joeboyotico) April 28, 2017
@Ruleyork "It's NOT MY FAULT. But I take responsibility." is absolutely classic.— Mikey Fowler (@mikeyfowler18) April 28, 2017
@Ruleyork "I inherited a mess." 😂😂— Brooke Knight (@BKnight561) April 28, 2017
@Ruleyork It's nice to see a statement no one can read through in one shot. Even the apology flopped.— Ed, balls. (@EdLuvables) April 28, 2017
“OMG. This is the only way I’m apologizing from this moment on,” another user joked.
The event was originally advertised as an incredible island adventure with lavish housing and gourmet food. It was even endorsed by top models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajowski.
But once the guests arrived they were greeted with little to no security, lockers that didn't lock, a slice of bread with cheese and a wimpy side salad, and small, cheap tents.