Ja Rule is helping sell an NFT of the infamous Fyre Fest cheese sandwich tweet, hoping to fetch around $80K for it https://t.co/SsQdLNWbFf
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 7, 2021
Fyre Fest tickets were the original NFT
— Punderbuss (@punderbuss) April 7, 2021
But seriously, folks…
… Trevor DeHaas took the infamous snapshot of the so-called dinner on April 27, 2017—his first night in The Bahamas for what was meant to be a blowout music festival event boasting the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid partying a mere few feet away from other guests.
The tweet spread across the internet like wildfire as the country was torn between mocking the rich twenty-somethings who shelled out thousands of dollars for this epic screw-up and being genuinely concerned for their well-being, as they were, in true Lord of the Flies fashion, left with little in the way of food or water and were forced to fight over FEMA tents.
Now, coming up on the four-year anniversary of the doomed Fyre Festival, DeHaas is auctioning off an NFT of the original tweet, as well as the copyright to the photo of the flimsy sandwich on, of all places, Flipkick, Ja Rule’s physical NFT platform…
DeHaas plans to use a good chunk of the money of the NFT sale to pay for medical expenses. Diagnosed with Stage 5 kidney failure, DeHaas is on daily dialysis for seven hours a day and needs a kidney transplant due to his kidney only functioning at eight percent. But DeHaas is adamant that he doesn’t want people to think of the sale as a GoFundMe.
“One of my goals was to get at least $50,000 and that would pretty much pay for my kidney transplant,” he explained. “I don’t want to use that to make people feel bad and pay for it. But it’s just kind of, I guess, a side effect of what I want for the price. So if it does sell, at least I’ll be able to start paying for medical expenses.”…
He’s not begging, he’s selling. In America, selling is respectable!