Ja Rule Talks About 'Amazing', 'Brilliant' Fyre Festival
Ja Rule is not ashamed of the now-infamous Fyre Festival.
In a new interview with DrinkChamps, the rapper opened up about the event, which was advertised as a glossy, luxurious music festival that would include gourmet food and deluxe accommodations, but ended up being... you know... disaster tents and white bread sandwiches.
"I’m not ashamed. 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..."
When asked if he thought he should've been more active in the damage control as it was happening, with one of the hosts suggesting that perhaps guests would have been more at ease if they'd been able to see him on the island, Ja disagreed.
"People didn’t really know I had anything to do with the festival until it went wrong," he said, adding: "And then it was like, 'JA RULE'S FESTIVAL!'"
While guests of the festival scrambled to deal with the conditions and get off the island, Ja was reportedly in New York City, where he'd been filmed performing by Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel.
At the time, Ja posed a Notes App screenshot, writing: "I truly apologise as this is NOT MY FAULT... but I'm taking responsibility".
Now, after more than a year, Ja Rule seemed more willing to take on the responsibility of the festival.
"It was my idea, my vision to do this," he said, "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.”
The "Always on Time" rapper did concede that he "should’ve been more on top of things", though.
“I should’ve not trusted people with certain things," he said, "and maybe -- I’m positive things wouldn’t have been like that. That part of it, I take all responsibility.”
The lesson he's learned from it all?
“Never give nobody the keys to your motherfucking car,” he mused, adding that when it's your vision at stake, if you want something right, you've got to do it yourself.
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