The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is acting preemptively to clear up a bunch of fake news floating around after Ja Rule’s disastrous Fyre Festival.
To recap: the rapper and a partner named Billy McFarland tried to organize the Fyre Festival, which was supposed to take place on the island of Great Exuma.
The Fyre Festival was billed as a “luxury” event in the Bahamas, with patrons being charged up to $49,000 to attend. But instead of “private luxury villas” and gourmet food, patrons instead were welcomed with disaster relief tents, lack of food and water, thieves, and other basic amenities they had already paid for.
Organizers initially said the island Exuma did not have the “physical infrastructure” to accommodate a larger than usual turnout and also blamed a recent storm for the terribly run event.
As a result result of all the turmoil, angry fans have filed $100 million lawsuit out against Ja Rule, Billy McFarland and The Fyre Festival, claiming they knew it was going to be a flop months before getting anyone out to the private island of Exuma, which is one of 16 islands that make of the Bahamas.
The Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has issued some facts surrounding Exuma since most of the images make the place seem more like a bad nightmare from hell.
According to Joy Jibrilu, Great Exuma is one of the “meet most beautiful and developed islands” in the Bahamas, despite the hellish scenes shown around the world, after the Fyre Festival.
“Exuma is one of the most beautiful and developed islands in The Bahamas, and we in the Ministry are so disappointed that there have been false claims surrounding the island.” Joy Jibrilu told CollegeHipHop.com.
Jibrilu defended the island of Great Exuma amid reports from the organizers that it lacked the necessary infrastructure to host the Fyre Festival and addressed some of the seedier rumors being spread about the island.
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