What was supposed to be a luxury two-weekend getaway on an exclusive island in the Bahamas, turned out to be an epic fail. The supposed big event was to feature the hottest models that promoted the event like Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid, as well as music artists like Migos, and Blink 182. The event was to be the hottest thing to happen since Coachella a few weeks ago. Not to mention, an event that was even put out there by Vogue. 

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Though these islands are part of the Bahamas, this scattered string of pearls is way more barefoot and bronzed than cruise ships and coconut cocktails.

So what happened you ask? NOTHING, is what happened. A complete disaster from what people got the chance to even get on the island. Let's start from the beginning. Let's say you purchased a ticket starting at $1200.00, right. Okay, steep but not as bad as the V.I.P ticket costing a whopping $250,000. That's neither here nor there because the price of the ticket comes with everything being inclusive - private island, flight, luxury living space, and the hottest talent on the map right now including top of the line chefs.

Unfortunately, when guests arrived on the infamous island, once owned by Pablo Escobar, they found scenes set up something like that of Naked and Afraid. Just out there with the bare minimum - dirt fields, "relief" tents that they had set up probably during Hurricane Katrina, folding chairs (not the kind you sit on at the beach either), and a cloud hanging over their heads. 

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And to accommodate those who made it, instead of being "detained" at the airport from going to the location, those that were on site, were handed "government" cheese sandwiches, a slice of lettuce, and free alcohol to ease the nerves of the many stuck on the island.

What made the situation worse, was the way it was handled AFTER people were already on the location. The party-goers took to social media as we all do in a "crisis." 

The event, which rapper, Ja-Rule, was one of the founders of the event, put out a public apology pretty much saying how "heart-broken" over the turn the event took.

But again, there were signs.

I believe he was not trying to scam anyone, I honestly believe he thought he could pull off this supposed luxury event. I also believe he went in with blind eyes as to what was taking place before and during in preparation. Many workers, and producers stated there were signs from the get-go that should have been addressed, way before they even came on location.

“When we arrived, my initial reaction was ‘huh’,” wrote Chloe Gordon in New York Magazine. “This was not a model-filled private cay that was owned by Pablo Escobar. This was a development lot covered in gravel with a few tractors scattered around.”
“We were standing on an empty gravel pit and no one had any idea how we were going to build a festival village from scratch.”
 Of course once social media got a hold of the situation, the memes began and the remarks.

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Well, what can you say? Guess we will have to wait and see how this plays out.