Ja Rule Comments on Fyre Docs; Still Doesn't Take Responsibility

Maybe by now you've watched one or both of the documentaries available via streaming service giants Netflix and Hulu about the disastrous Fyre Festival. Rapper Ja Rule played a big part in the early hype for the event, but has been strangely silent on his level of responsibility for the resulting catastrophe and fallout following the collapse of the high-profile festival.

Ja Rule Comments on Fyre Docs; Still Doesn't Take Responsibility
Ja Rule and Billy McFarland from "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened"
Photo courtesy of Netflix

For what ever reason, the rapper took to Twitter to voice his opinions on both documentaries, joining the upper management teams from the event by NOT. TAKING. RESPONSIBILITY. for their part in the fraudulent, poor handling of the Fyre Fest.

Ja Rule continued, pointing out the already-discussed-at-length decision by Hulu's Fyre Fraud documentary filmmaker's choice to pay Fyre organizer Billy McFarland for his appearance in their film, and suggests the money should have gone to pay the Bahamian workers who still haven't received a cent.

[Editor's note: there is actually a crowd-funding campaign set up by Maryann Rolle, Bahamian caterer featured in Hulu's Fyre Fraud documentary, who heartbreakingly reveals the lengths she went to with her team to keep things going during the collapse of the event. It's already up to $96,000. *Update- at 8pm PST, the campaign hit the $125k goal, and is still climbing.*]

He's even saying he didn't earn a cent from the event. Yes, seriously.

Watch both documentaries, and make your own decisions on whether or not you believe Ja Rule should be held to the same level of accountability as McFarland (currently serving 6 years in prison), or the social media PR company F*ckJerry and F*ckJerry Media for their part in the events that transpired under the banner of Fyre.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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