• $12,000 Fyre luxury music festival "a disaster, fraud", reports of fighting, theft etc.
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[QUOTE=27X;52160662]Difference being unlike most folks of the same vein, he didn't go legit once he started making money. Don't take my word for it; check the public record: theft, assault, weapon possession in a public place, tax evasion, [I]repeated history of not paying acts that have appeared on his songs[/I] etc.[/QUOTE] alright thanks for clarifying, i'm not caught up on how far all of that goes (because like dave said, it's fucken ja rule, i'm a huge follower of hiphop culture but he's not the most interesting figure in the community, ain't paying extensive attention to him yakno and google wasn't turning anything up bc i wasn't sure what to search for) it's just annoying seeing the attitude i mentioned in my last post, didn't mean to sorta call u out tho <3 i wonder what the backlash of all this will be, i guess it'll change how willing people are to trust these new festivals that pop up in an apparent cash-grab, hopefully once everything's settled we can split the fake posts with actual incidents and piece together what exactly went down and who's responsible, i feel for the people caught up in this mess but i'd be lying if i didn't say it isn't at least an interesting 'thought experiment' (in hypothetical scenario type battle royale sense)
[QUOTE=Zenreon117;52161664]As much as it sucks for the poorer people who got fooled by this, I can't help but have a bit of glee at the idea of a bunch of trust-fund kids not even having pillows.[/QUOTE] I don't really get this sentiment, none of these people did anything wrong. They're still humans beings, and just because they have more money than you doesn't mean they deserve to get ripped off and stuck somewhere shitty. I can't imagine being so petty that you get schadenfreude from stuff like this that doesn't affect you in any way.
[QUOTE=Socram;52161782]I don't really get this sentiment, none of these people did anything wrong. They're still humans beings, and just because they have more money than you doesn't mean they deserve to get ripped off and stuck somewhere shitty. I can't imagine being so petty that you get schadenfreude from stuff like this that doesn't affect you in any way.[/QUOTE] Shows like survivor and bad kid bootcamp (which only ran for one season) give me that feeling. I'm sorry, but it does, and It's not like I get to choose my emotional reactions. Do I understand that what is happening to them is shitty? Yes. Do I think this will be a significant problem short of sleeping rough for a couple nights? No. It's mostly the idea of someone who has it all having to deal with arguably better conditions than good parts of the world and having it be like it's a utter disaster. Like I said, it sucks for the poorer people, because to them this is an actual huge setback, but for the richer folk this is just a drop in the bucket.
Can't wait for internet historians video on this
For occaisions like this, I think we need a clusterfuck emote
[QUOTE=TCB;52160558]i'd get it if you were talking about wyclef jean or someshit but what exactly are you referring to? i guess there's something i've never heard about but afaik the chappelle skit is just based on the fact that ja rule was at his peak of relevance around 2001 so it was more a statement on the media immediately turning to celebrities for their thoughts on huge catastrophes and scandals (in the context of "ja rule is a big figure in pop culture right now, let's hear his opinions on a tragedy rather than covering something more substantial" i guess) i just wasn't sure if your post was one of those generic ignorant "you'd give your money to a [I]rapper[/I] who was once a [I]drug dealer[/I]??" responses people sometimes have, i saw a few people immediately distrust tidal purely based on jay z's (criminal, not entrepreneuria, which gets overlooked) past[/QUOTE] You're working really hard to defend Ja Rules reputation in a thread about him scamming rich kids out of $12,000 for a refugee simulator advertised as a music festival. If he wasn't a piece of shit before, he is one now lol
[media]https://twitter.com/Papapishu/status/857858605873332224[/media]
[media]https://twitter.com/UbisoftCanada/status/858035013740318721[/media]
This is funny and at all but people are getting robbed/harassed, not to mention that that guys girlfriend is missing. Imagine being stranded there with no idea what is going on, it must be terrifying.
[QUOTE=srobins;52162220]You're working really hard to defend Ja Rules reputation in a thread about him scamming rich kids out of $12,000 for a refugee simulator advertised as a music festival. If he wasn't a piece of shit before, he is one now lol[/QUOTE] As far as I know The services simply weren't prepared on time, and that made it look like a refugee simulator. To say Ja Rule intentionally scammed people out of money while knowing these services wouldn't be ready on time, and to called him a piece of shit over it, is a bit presumptuous isn't it? This is literally just a case of Vendor dispension going completely wrong. May have had to do with the fact that it all had to be transported to an island? I remember one festival I went to they couldn't deliver on the theme park rides that were supposed to be a part of it. This is literally no different. Nobody needs to work hard to 'defend ja rules reputation' because this shit doesn't need defending. This shit just happens. People get refunds and that's that. And to be fair this went WAY better than the launch of Tidal so you gotta give him that! :goodjob:
[QUOTE=srobins;52162220]You're working really hard to defend Ja Rules reputation in a thread about him scamming rich kids out of $12,000 for a refugee simulator advertised as a music festival. If he wasn't a piece of shit before, he is one now lol[/QUOTE] hahah i don't really care about ja rule specifically i was just curious what his track record was like when it comes to this stuff because i had never heard of anything similar and google didn't turn up any results +like i said i wasn't sure if it was one of those baseless "criminal rapper!!" type things people sometimes say but he clarified so it's no problem DMX + 50 were always better anyway
[QUOTE=Bathtub;52162254]This is funny and at all but people are getting robbed/harassed, not to mention that that guys girlfriend is missing. Imagine being stranded there with no idea what is going on, it must be terrifying.[/QUOTE] the guy whose girlfriend was supposedly kidnapped was trolling
Just putting it out there, Ja Rule is just a celebrity figurehead. The real brains behind Fyre is this guy: [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_McFarland_(entrepreneur)[/url] It's not the first time he's done dodgy business ventures either, previously he was selling the $250/yr Magnises "black card" that was essentially just a fancy skin for your existing credit card that gave you access to a bunch of "exclusive offers" that you couldn't redeem and would make random charges on your account sometimes.
[QUOTE=Tecjack;52162253][media]https://twitter.com/UbisoftCanada/status/858035013740318721[/media][/QUOTE] That. Marketing. Tho.
[QUOTE=TacticalBacon;52162385]Just putting it out there, Ja Rule is just a celebrity figurehead. The real brains behind Fyre is this guy: [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_McFarland_(entrepreneur)[/url] It's not the first time he's done dodgy business ventures either, previously he was selling the $250/yr Magnises "black card" that was essentially just a fancy skin for your existing credit card that gave you access to a bunch of "exclusive offers" that you couldn't redeem and would make random charges on your account sometimes.[/QUOTE] Dunno if this is a edit as a reaction to the FyreFestival stuff, but when you are described as "failed American entrepreneur" on your wikipedia page, you're doing something wrong.
[QUOTE=Zenreon117;52161664]As much as it sucks for the poorer people who got fooled by this, I can't help but have a bit of glee at the idea of a bunch of trust-fund kids not even having pillows.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I hate people who are richer than me for being richer than me too. They deserve to be living in fear right now, getting rounded up and robbed and possibly threatened with violence and no way out because they were born better off than me and they dared to use their money to try and have a fun concert experience. No it's not jealousy, it's just justice, people who have more money than me must suffer, even if they're just kids whose only crime was being kids and having too good of a life.
[QUOTE=Bazsil;52162766]Yeah, I hate people who are richer than me for being richer than me too. They deserve to be living in fear right now, getting rounded up and robbed and possibly threatened with violence and no way out because they were born better off than me and they dared to use their money to try and have a fun concert experience. No it's not jealousy, it's just justice, people who have more money than me must suffer, even if they're just kids whose only crime was being kids and having too good of a life.[/QUOTE] nah. it'll be a character building experience
[QUOTE=Bazsil;52162766]Yeah, I hate people who are richer than me for being richer than me too. They deserve to be living in fear right now, getting rounded up and robbed and possibly threatened with violence and no way out because they were born better off than me and they dared to use their money to try and have a fun concert experience. No it's not jealousy, it's just justice, people who have more money than me must suffer, even if they're just kids whose only crime was being kids and having too good of a life.[/QUOTE] Yes, that's exactly what he said. Not a strawman or anything similiar whatsoever.
[QUOTE=Bazsil;52162766]Yeah, I hate people who are richer than me for being richer than me too. They deserve to be living in fear right now, getting rounded up and robbed and possibly threatened with violence and no way out because they were born better off than me and they dared to use their money to try and have a fun concert experience. No it's not jealousy, it's just justice, people who have more money than me must suffer, even if they're just kids whose only crime was being kids and having too good of a life.[/QUOTE] [media]https://twitter.com/deathoftheparty/status/858017725641306113[/media]
Isn't this illegal? If the tents etc are completely different then they were sold a complete lie.
Holy shit that guy trying to find his gf Man I'd freak out if that happened to me, that's some scary shit.
The head of the festival did an interview with Rolling Stone. [url]http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/fyre-fest-head-billy-mcfarland-we-were-a-little-naive-w479502[/url]
Ah yes, the age-old tradition of scamming rich people out of their money.
[QUOTE=Wowza!;52163291]The head of the festival did an interview with Rolling Stone. [url]http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/fyre-fest-head-billy-mcfarland-we-were-a-little-naive-w479502[/url][/QUOTE] [QUOTE]"We were overwhelmed and just didn't have the foresight to solve all these problems," organizer says. "Next year, we will definitely start earlier"[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]Next year[/QUOTE] i have my doubts
The trust fund kiddies and fortune heirs can just take daddies private plane out or charter their own, all the people that are eating shit right now probably aren't rich. I'd like to see all of the neckbeards on /pol/ go through this, they probably couldn't walk their fat asses to the airport
[QUOTE=elitehakor;52161130]yeah, it seems like twitter accounts of people who are actually there are the most trustworthy this dude's been live tweeting it [url]https://twitter.com/DylanACOP/with_replies[/url] he has a pretty informative string of tweets about the people at the event. doesn't seem like all trust-fund kiddies [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5168294/ShareX/2017/04/chrome_2017-04-28_09-50-54.png[/img][/QUOTE] Ahhh never mind then, was foolish to fall for something like this, but they didn't deserve the sheer mess they got. Dashcon wasn't nearly this bad, from what I remember.
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Shit, where can I get a sandwich like that for $5?
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-iJ6DsXUAAf6a_.jpg[/img] [url]https://twitter.com/DutchGodshalk/status/858087367449686019[/url]
And legends they became.
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