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HipHollywood is learning exclusively just how horrid the accommodations were during the first night of Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival.

A ticket holder, who is currently beachside, making the best of her trip, tells us exactly what went down the moment things started to unfold.

According to the source, the flight that was supposed to take her crew to the Exumas was delayed two hours on account of the festival. Fans sat on the tarmac for hours in the beating sun, only to be told that Fyre was holding planes back because they weren’t prepared for arrivals.

Once they flew into what was supposed to be an exotic and lavish island, attendees were bused to a local beach to kill time — a location, we are told, that had vile food and busted bathrooms. In fact, the bathrooms were so abominable, concert goers were told to use the restrooms in nearby homes if available.

Once they eventually arrived to the festival, the grounds were not nearly as luxurious as promised. “It was not a beach,” the insider tells us. “It was more like a construction site next to some septic pool looking thing.”

We are also told the tents, situated on hard cement, were shoddy and the mattresses were wet from the previous night’s rain. As for the food on the grounds, one word describes the upsetting nourishment: Abysmal. “They promised curated cuisine but gave us cold ham sandwiches and water,” the source explains.

The insider tells us she expected sparse conditions; however, the “massively mismanaged communications and logistics” seemed to be the real downfall.

As previously reported, Fyre canceled the two-weekend event on Friday morning after realizing how poorly prepared they were . The weekend’s headliner, Blink 182, even pulled out of the event on Thursday night because they were not “confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans.”

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”



It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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