If you’re the type of masochist who reacted to one of the duelling Fyre Festival documentaries that dropped last month with a “Damn, I wish I could do that,” please take a seat, as Ja Rule has some great news for you.
The rapper-turned-failed-festival-organizer may have lost his original Fyre Festival partner-in-crime Billy McFarland to fraud charges following Fyre’s disastrous maiden voyage, but it’s not like he’s let any setbacks – whether that be in the form of tent shortages or a lack of running water – get in the way of his vision before.
In a video interview with TMZ, Ja Rule continued to stand by what he still to believes was a “brilliant” event idea, and doubled down on his commitment to bring the people the “iconic” festival that they deserve:
“I’m not ashamed of Fyre at all. Because man, the idea, it was brilliant. It was fucking beyond brilliant,” he boasted, though he did at least concede that “it wasn’t what I dreamed it of being, and what I envisioned of it being, and what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t done properly.” Some might say that believing so strongly in oneself when there’s not one but two documentaries about your failures floating out the zeitgeist is delusional, but honestly? It’s also a bit inspiring.
Continuing to keep his chin up higher than what we thought was humanly possible, Ja Rule went to really deliver on the goods when he teased the advent of Fyre 2: Electric Boogaloo: “[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was. I have plans to create the iconic festival, but you didn’t hear that from me.”
This tease stands contrary to his Twitter, where Ja Rule recently stated that he was done talking about the whole fiasco…
I won’t be discussing this no more I know the truth, the ppl who know me and love me know my character, the feds know the law and God knows my heart… you ppl don’t know shit…
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) February 11, 2019
… Though something tells me there may be another round of cheese sandwiches on the horizon.