Ja Rule apologizes after botched Fyre Festival

Posted at 7:38 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 07:38:20-04

Ja Rule is offering profuse apologies after a festival he helped organize in the Bahamas fell apart just as it was beginning.

Ja Rule tweets he is "heartbroken" the Fyre Festival was canceled at the last minute this weekend. He says, "It was not a scam as everyone is reporting," and while he does apologize, he adds, "This is NOT MY FAULT."

Blink-182 pulled out as headliner just days before, saying they did not think they would have what they would need to give a quality performance. Other acts dropped out, saying they had not been paid.

Attendees say accommodations were nothing more than leaky tents, the site was full of half-constructed plywood structures and the promised gourmet food consisted of soggy ham sandwiches.

Festival co-organizer Billy McFarland is pledging full refunds, plus guests this year will get VIP passes to next year's festival.