Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Guests Are Safe, Offers Refunds

The official Twitter page for the doomed Bahamas festival also issued an apology

After his ultra-expensive Fyre Festival in the Bahamas turned into a disaster, Ja Rule issued an update via Twitter on Sunday, saying that all the guests who had traveled to the event are safe and can apply for refunds.

The Fyre Festival, for which weekend tickets were sold at prices ranging from $1,000-$12,000, was slated to include artists like Blink-182, Migos, and Major Lazer. Created by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, the festival promised luxury living conditions and cuisine for attendees, with the most expensive ticket packages offering private tours and yacht rides.

Instead, festival goers flooded the internet with pictures and stories of a half-finished festival site with poorly-constructed disaster relief tents, haphazard luggage handling, ham sandwiches served in take-out cartons, and staff that had been left in the dark with no instructions from festival organizers.

Shortly after guests arrived, Blink-182 cancelled, citing doubts they could provide “the quality of performances we always give fans.”

On Friday, Ja Rule posted a statement on social media saying that the festival was “not a scam” and that he was “heartbroken” at what had happened in the Bahamas.

“I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT,” he wrote, “but I’m taking responsibility. I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”

In addition, an apology was issued Sunday from the official Fyre Festival Twitter account. The Bahamas Tourism board also issued a statement of their own on Friday. Both statements can be read below.