Ja Rule then took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on the schadenfreude-laden docs. But with little in the way of specifics being shared, things quickly got ugly from there.
By now you're probably all aware that a tearful Rolle claimed the festival left her personally US$50,000 out of pocket, after promoter Billy McFarland's almost-mythical financial empire crumbled with the festival leaving scores of local contractors without pay.
For those who may not know, the Fyre Festival was a failed "luxury music festival" that was supposed to coincide with the launching of a Fyre app that would allow you to book musical talents like Iggy Azalea and Ja Rule for parties. Instead of an unbelievable experience, festival goers arrived at an island to cheese sandwiches and tents instead of the luxury digs that were suggested. "I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???" he tweeted.
In the Netflix documentary, Ja Rule, McFarland, and Fyre employees meet up after the disastrous festival that left people stranded in a foreign country. We know we did a great job. "We are 'Scam Fyre.' But that might not be the case after we fucking put our plan in play and start to spin it". "And they just wiped it out and never looked back", a tearful Rolle explained in the documentary. "That is, uh, I would call that false advertising".
So, which one should you watch?
Netflix partnered with Vice Media and Fuck Jerry, both of whom were involved in the production of the festival to some extent. "Hulu PAID BILLY! That money should have went to the ppl in the Bahamas", he wrote.
When the event was promptly cancelled not long after, with acts including Major Lazer advised they need not even get on their private jet, not only attendees were cheated out of their money, but too the Bahamian workforce who helped construct and provide services at the event.
To his credit, this is somewhat correct. Meanwhile, Elliot Tebele, the creator of F**k Jerry, the social media agency behind Fyre Festival, served as executive producer on the Netflix documentary, and as a result his company was let off the hook.
Fyre director Chris Smith, who sold his documentary to Netflix, recounted his negotiations with McFarland in an interview with The Ringer. The rapper cited the lack of FBI investigations and legal charges against him as proof that he was not the one who scammed people.
Viewers were outraged by what happened to Maryanne, and have been contributing in their droves to her GoFundMe page to help raise money to save her business.
What the documentary doesn't mention is that Fyre Festival staff also stayed in the couple's five cottages.