Well, it wasn’t as disastrous as the Fyre Festival — but then again, few things are.
Rapper Ja Rule, one of the masterminds (to use the term extremely generously) behind the infamous music fest debacle in the Bahamas, was trending on Twitter Saturday night after his Milwaukee Bucks halftime show failed to “Mesmerize” the crowd.
Sporting a Ray Allen Bucks jersey, Ja Rule was booked for the team’s ” ’90s Night” — even though everyone, Ja Rule included, would argue he’s not a ’90s artist.
“They said this is ’90s night, so they brought out a 2000s artist,” Ja Rule, who had his biggest hits in the early aughts, told the Milwaukee crowd at Fiserv Forum with a laugh. “But my album came out in ’99 so I guess that counts.”
It got more awkward from there. A few moments later, Ja Rule yelled out an “Are we ready?” rallying cry that seemingly failed to “Fyre” up the crowd. “I guess not,” Ja Rule replied.
To make matters worse, Giannis Antetokounmpo and some other Bucks players took to the court to fire off practice shots before Ja Rule’s show was even over.
Ja Rule’s been subjected to a lot of ridicule after both Netflix and Hulu dropped heavily hyped Fyre Festival documentaries last month, so Twitter was eager to mock him once again.
A couple of them referenced Ja Rule’s ongoing nemesis 50 Cent.
And you just know someone had to bring up the famous Fyre Festival cheese sandwiches.
Even the Minnesota Timberwolves, who played the Bucks Saturday, took a shot on their official Twitter account.
Ja Rule had a pretty hilarious (and possibly delusional) response to the team, tweeting, “You just jinx yourself talking to the GOD this way … Your CURSED Now!!!”
A couple of Ja Rule defenders at the game posted their own videos suggesting the reaction wasn’t as tepid as the one viral clip would suggest — although these videos show the crowd definitely wasn’t ecstatic either.
As for Giannis and the Bucks doing practice shots while Ja Rule was still performing, the rapper suggested on Twitter that this was common practice at NBA halftime shows.
Ja Rule also said the “I guess not” comment wasn’t about the crowd, but was because his DJ was having technical issues.
“(The music) didn’t come on when it was supposed to but I rocked that (expletive),” Ja Rule said on Twitter. “My win streak continues.”
That’s debatable, but the Bucks’ win streak continued Saturday. The team with the best record in the NBA beat the Timberwolves, 140-128.
The Fyre music festival in the Bahamas apparently turned into “The Hunger Games” for rich people.