Fyre Festival fraud: Ja Rule breaks his silence on disastrous music festival

Ja Rule has broken his silence on his shockingly disastrous music festival, Fyre Festival.

The rapper took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to release a statement in response to the uproar over the conditions at the Bahamas-based festival. Earlier on Friday, photos of the disorganized event site went viral after festivalgoers called out the false promises made by the organizers about the luxurious nature of the event.

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"We are working right now on getting everyone of the island SAFE that is my immediate concern," he wrote. "I will make a statement soon I'm heartbroken at this moment my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event 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." [sic]

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@FyreFraud Just a reminder of what "The Duo" was originally sold as https://t.co/gKz90zNBvu
Here's the "culinary experience" we got for our artists pass at Fyre Festival. https://t.co/Kk9q9uvkX0
One of the kitchens at Fyre Festival. #fyre #fyrefest #fyrefestival https://t.co/gQIpwxrw6S
A view of the luxury food court with some luxury school bus transportation at Fyre Festival. #fyre #fyrefestival https://t.co/XL3PtRw8q0
Food court so lit rn at Fyre Fest. #fyrefestival #fyre https://t.co/sxEX4OduTR
The infrastructure was nonexistent, and the festival staff either a skeleton crew or MIA. https://t.co/8Gh6NevsFI
Luxury trash receptacles at the luxury bar (with no beer). No shoes, no shirt, pajama pants, no problem.… https://t.co/aBWohANKnb
These are the secure lockers at Fyre Fest. They forgot to tell us we needed locks. #fyrefestival #fyrefest https://t.co/Tqyjqbg2Gy
The people running #fyrefest just told the pilot to not take off because they are having colossal problems. Everyone is stranded in Miami.
So happy our plane never took off. We were about 5 minutes from joining "Lord of the Fyre Flies: Ja Rule's Revenge." #FyreFestival
UPDATE: they are having us sign papers for full refunds. They are just pieces of computer paper but I mean...refunds https://t.co/oNa8EIojl1
People are now leaving Fyre Fest in droves. #fyre #fyrefestival https://t.co/gDsYBlh4pY
The line of ex Fyre Festers at the Exuma International Airport. Yes that's throw up. #fyre #fyrefestival https://t.co/jSZHg0F0Kn
We have now gotten off the plane because they can't get the headcount and the manifest to match up. This is fine.… https://t.co/rY3EsW1l9r
.@WNFIV So to recap? Some Instagram kids just paid between $450 & +$12k... to be stranded... in a tropical tent cit… https://t.co/erXgRjCG65
The dinner that @fyrefestival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dr… https://t.co/GjBxQygxV9
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"I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT," he continued. "But I'm taking responsibility I'm deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this..." [sic]

With trash everywhere and lodging conditions nowhere near what organizers promised, festivalgoers were up in arms over what they arrived to on Thursday night. Blink-182, one of the musical guests slated to perform, pulled out of the gig, saying that they weren't confident in the event.

Fyre Festival has been indefinitely postponed and people who bought tickets are expected to be fully refunded as they fly back to Miami having not seen one performance.

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Ja Rule during 'Shaft' - New York Premiere Party at Centro Fly at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Ja RULE (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2000: Photo of Ja RULE (Photo by Christina Radish/Redferns)
Ja Rule during The 6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ja Rule during BET Celebrates Its New Harlem Theaters And Fall 2000 Season at Apollo Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Ja RULE; On his mobile phone (Photo by David Corio/Redferns)
Ja Rule (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Carmen Electra and Ja Rule backstage during MTV's Spring Break 2001 in Cancun, Mexico, which airs March 23-25. 3/14/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect.***Exclusive***
Ja Rule during The Fast And The Furious Premiere at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ja Rule during 2001 MTV Video Music Awards - Show Rehearsal at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Ja Rule during 2001 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
Gwen Stefani and Ja Rule during Super Bowl XXXVI - CBS's Friday Night Super Bowl Bash - Backstage at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Ja Rule arrives at the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesdsay, January 9, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ABC/ImageDirect
Ja Rule (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Ja Rule & Ashanti during World Music Awards 2002 - Ja Rule & Ashanti Press Conference at Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Backstage At Party In The Park, Hyde Park, London, Britain - 07 Jul 2002, Ja Rule (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Ja Rule at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 8: Music stars Ashanti poses with Ja Rule at the 2004 'Do Something' Brick Awards on April 8, 2004 at the Metropolitan Pavillion, in New York City. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images)
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule during The Day After Tomorrow New York Premiere - Arrivals at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 1: Rapper Ja Rule leaves the Criminal Courthouse after being released on bail after getting arrested early this morning in possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license on July 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Ja Rule, Ashanti and Irv Gotti during 40/40 Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary at 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 23: Ashanti is flanked by Ja Rule and Kenny Chesny before their concert at Crobar, on W. 28th St. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: Rapper Ja Rule attends the Launch of Patricia Field for the House of Rocawear party during Olympus Fashion Week February 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images)
Ja Rule with son and Paris Hilton during Celebrities Attend Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks Game - February 9, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Ja Rule during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez and Andy Hilfiger - After Party at Ruby Falls in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, NSW - MARCH 3: Rapper Ja Rule performs on stage at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards at Luna Park on March 3, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, NSW - MARCH 3: Rappers Nitty and Ja Rule on stage at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards at Luna Park on March 3, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, NSW - MARCH 03: Ja Rule arrives at the after party for the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards at Luna Park on March 3, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 11 : Ja Rule attends the Market America Leadership Conference at the American Airlines Arena on February 11, 2006 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
Ja Rule during 6th Annual BMI Urban Awards - Arrivals at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Ja Rule and Ashanti on stage at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Ja Rule on location for his Father Forgive Me video shoot at the Unite Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2009 in Ridgewood, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
(L-R) Ja Rule and Mike Keyser attend Bottles And Strikes at Chelsea Piers on October 6, 2010 in New York City.
Ja Rule films on location for 'Goat' on the streets of Garfield on October 19, 2010 in Garfield City, New Jersey.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Ja Rule performs on stage during the Summerbeatz Music Festival at the Burswood Entertainment Complex on November 23, 2010 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Matt Jelonek/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - JUNE 04: Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule perform onstage during her first ever hometown concert to launch State Farm Neighborhood Sessions on June 4, 2014 in Bronx, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: JA Rule Performs at the Def Jam Recordings 30th Anniversary Concert Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Recording artist Ja Rule (R) and wife Aisha Atkins attend the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Porsha Williams and Ja Rule -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Ja Rule attends the 2015 WEEN Awards at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on November 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: Recording artist Ja Rule attends the after party for 'JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE' and the grand opening of Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 08: Rapper Ja Rule attends the 12th Annual Desert Smash Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital presented by Tequila Herradura on March 8, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Tequila Herradura)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Rapper Ja Rule attends the Sports Illustrated & KIZZANG Bracket Challenge Party at Slate on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 09: Rapper Ja Rule performs in concert at Buckhead Theatre on September 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 14: JaRule performs at 2016 REVOLT Music Conference - Apple Yacht Party at Eden Roc Hotel on October 14, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Revolt Music Conference)
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