The rapper had a concert in New Jersey on Friday night and took a moment during the show to let his fans know that he knows they’re upset with him about the disastrous Fyre Festival.
Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries recently about Fyre Fest, although Hulu snagged the interview with the festival’s founder, Billy McFarland, who also happens to be serving a six-year prison sentence right now. Ja Rule had a pivotal role in the April 2017 event, co-producing it alongside McFarland.
In the days and weeks since the documentaries, Ja Rule has since defended himself and painted himself as someone who was scammed alongside the rest of the concert-goers. So on Friday night, Ja Rule allowed his fans and his own concert attendees to air their grievances.
Instagram user @1crystalrenee was at the show and recorded his interaction with the audience.
The crowd repeated it three times and he went on with the show.
“I’m heartbroken at this moment my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event it was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting,” he tweeted on April 28, 2017.
He added at the time, “I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded…I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT… but I’m taking responsibility I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this…”
In another tweet, the New York native repeated that he never participated in any sort of fraudulent activities. “I feel bad for those ppl… but I did not and would never scam ANYONE… period!!!” he wrote. “And I don’t care if anyone sympathizes with me or not those are the FACTS!!!”
He insisted he will “tell my truth soon” and that he fell victim to McFarland’s scheme just like everyone else. He continued, “I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!”