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People Are Dragging Ja Rule For The Tropical Shitshow That Is Fyre Festival

"When you go to Fyre Festival expecting Ja Rule, but it turns out to be Ashanti town."

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In case you haven't heard yet, Fyre Festival — a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas organized by Ja Rule and promoted by celebrities, models, and influencers (including Kendall Jenner) — has turned out to be a tropical shit show of absurd proportions.

y'all im laughing so hard people really spent $12k on the #fyrefestival to be in the 76th hunger games

Expectation v. Reality for the biggest scamming festival in the 21st Century #FyreFestival @WNFIV @FyreFraud

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Now, people are dragging the hell out of Ja Rule for the failed event, which was originally billed as "the unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality."

When you go to #FyreFestival expecting Ja Rule, but it turns out to be Ashanti town

I, too, commit to going places then realize I'd much rather sit at home and do nothing. Not gonna judge Ja Rule.

If you told me yesterday that Ja Rule would start a prison camp for Instagram kids in the Bahamas, I woulda called you mad. #fyrefestival

And imagining the scene from the festival.

tried escaping from #fyrefestival but Ja Rule caught me. he’s dragging me to the beach I don’t know wat

"You thought I said Chance the Rapper? No I said there was a chance a rapper would be there." -Ja Rule probably

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Can't wait until Ja Rule declares himself Lord Rule (Ja Ruler?) over his captive bourgeoisie and forms the Sovereign State of Murder Inc

So, where's Mr. Rule been in all this madness? It's not clear if he ever made it to the island, but he did perform at Jack Daniels House No. 7 Thursday night in Chicago, Svend Jansen, Jack Daniels global PR manager, told BuzzFeed News.

His current location is currently unclear.

At the gala, he apparently got on stage with Bethenny Frankel from Real Housewives of New York and performed "I'm Real."

How's my crew? #aboutlastnight @Ruleyork @gzchef @CityHarvest

People have a new icon for the art of scamming.

I don't have time to read up on the #fyrefestival, but this was the most interesting image of Ja Rule I've seen eve… https://t.co/VJqKBwWgjT

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Pic of Ja Rule right now #fyrefestival

Internet: We got scammed by Ja Rule at #fyrefestival Victoria Justice: I think we ALL got scammed by Ja Rule

Though some people are actually saluting Ja Rule as a "modern day Robin Hood."

Ja rule scammed rich kids and donated to charity? He's a modern day Robin Hood. #FyreFestival

Ja Rule got a bunch of affluent kids at #fyrefestival eating struggle sandwiches wit no cell service I'm in bed laughing till I choke

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🎶 R-U-L-E 🎶

So happy our plane never took off. We were about 5 minutes from joining "Lord of the Fyre Flies: Ja Rule's Revenge." #FyreFestival

A visual representation of @Ruleyork reading through the #fyrefestival customer emails

Millenials: Nobody can pull off a con like Donald Trump! Ja Rule: Hold my beer. #fyrefestival

Friday afternoon, Ja Rule wrote on Twitter that he doesn't "know how everything went so left but I'm working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded."

He also said it was "NOT A SCAM."

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com.

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