Is Ja Rule’s Online Platform Auctioning Rights to Viral Fyre Festival Sandwich Tweet?


Remember the Fyre Festival? Ja Rule gained’t let anybody neglect it.

The rapper behind the notorious 2017 music pageant within the Bahamas that imploded amidst reviews of mismanagement, cancellations, and poor services for attendees who paid 1000’s of {dollars} for tickets, remains to be engaged on different ventures. One such enterprise involves a web-based platform he is part proprietor of that’s internet hosting an public sale for the rights to the tweet concerning the meager cheese sandwich and salad being served to attendees that resulted within the pageant scandal going viral.

The tweet by Trevor DeHaas is being auctioned on Ja Rule’s Flipkick platform, which estimates it might fetch bids up to $80,000. The cash raised can pay for DeHaas’ every day dialysis and kidney transplant. It is being offered as an NFT, or a non-fungible token, which is a singular proof of possession over one thing that you simply can not usually maintain in your hand, like a chunk of digital artwork, coupon or video. The NFT exists as a one-of-a-kind piece of code, saved and guarded on a shared public alternate. NFTs are growing in recognition and are fetching tens of millions of {dollars}.

The posting for the tweet on Flipkick says:

From an inauspicious dinner, photographer Trevor DeHaas captured essentially the most iconic picture from 2017’s most well-known debacle — the Fyre Festival. Two limp white slices on wheat bread lay, just like the lifeless physique of Icarus, bemoaning the hubris of man. A timeless picture of inestimable cultural import, offered now as a singular NFT.

DeHaas tweeted concerning the public sale as effectively, clarifying that he was behind the sale:

Given that that is at the moment on auction on Flipkick, we charge this declare as “True.”




Leave a comment