Ja Rule's Luxury Fyre Festival Postponed Amid Chaos and Confusion

Ja Rule and businessman put together the Fyre Festival, which was billed as a ‘one-in-a-lifetime’ luxury festival experience in the Bahamas.

Tickets to the festival ran between $4,000 and $12,000, with the price of admission including a chartered flight from Miami, private ‘geodome’ villas to sleep in, yacht rides with models, and performances from the likes of G.O.O.D. Music, Major Lazer, Blink-182, Disclosure, and more.

Upon arrival, however, those expecting luxury were greeted with a scene that looks like it came straight from a war zone.

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According to reports on reddit and Twitter, the festival grounds were littered with half-built tents and mountains of trash. Catered meals were nothing more than a slice of bread and cheese, with a salad garnish for good measure. As night fell, the situation became even more chaotic, as festival staff and security were nowhere to be found. Luggage was thrown out of the back of a truck to an awaiting mob. There were reports of feral dogs running loose through the festival grounds, and some attendees allege to have gotten into verbal and physical confrontations with locals. All the while, flights to the island have been canceled.

If you think that sounds bad, take a look at some of the photos & videos from attendees trapped on the island.


As word of the disaster began circulating, headliners Blink-182 backed out of their performance.

“Regrettably, and after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that we won’t be performing at Fyre Fest in the Bahamas this weekend and next weekend,” the band tweeted. “We’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans.”

In response to the chaos, Fyre Festival organizers postponed the event completely.

“Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests,” they said. “At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can. We ask that guests currently on-island do not make their own arrangements to get to the airport as we are coordinating those plans. We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority.”

Best believe lawsuits WILL be happening.

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