Over the weekend, Kanye West and his Sunday Service team were accused of charging $55 for a Fyre Festival-like meal at Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s annual fund-raising event, “Brunchella.” However, it would seem that the accusation is false, as TMZ reports that the event’s catering company has now taken full responsibility.
The meal went viral after a guest posted a picture on social media. Take a look below.
#Brunchella with Kanye looking VERY #FyreFestival-ish ??♂️??♀️https://t.co/cUv5MV2ahz
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) November 2, 2019
In a statement obtained by TMZ, Lauryn’s Fine Catering — the catering company working the event — has said that the issue was blown out of proportion. “The catering company acknowledges it did not provide adequate food for ONE attendee and a social media post went viral.” What’s more, Kanye didn’t receive payment for his Brunchella Sunday Service performance and covered all travel costs for both himself and the choir.
Brunchella was fundraising for Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entry to the event was free, but guests were asked to pay $55 for brunch. After the above post was posted, many took to Twitter to roast Kanye’s Brunchella, comparing it to Fyre Festival.
View some of the best reactions below and find out what non-brunch related things went down at the event here.
The food looks awful at #Brunchella but the orange juice sitting out with water still in the cases has me dying. Y’all paid $55 for this?! ???? https://t.co/4sRlPyQXBR
— Designher (@ginandtectonica) November 2, 2019
Like they really had us hanging out on a hill away from the stage, promised we’d be ushered in later, only to hit us with “nope.” ???! They even had the white folks HOT, one guy kept throwing around his law degree ??. They just need to process refunds quickly. #Brunchella pic.twitter.com/rhWt3wVNEQ
— Dinma (@retrobeats) November 2, 2019
The pictures of the #Brunchella plates have me in tears. Kanye got y'all again.
— Yeetwood Mac (@nmilner88) November 2, 2019
Kanye charging $55 for fake bacon, pale sausage and pancakes dry as a Popeye's biscuit?! Ye fans out here gettin' BAMBOOZLED!
Hahahahahahahahahahahah! #Brunchella pic.twitter.com/ffIjLn9xx9
— Hi_Saditty (@HSaditty) November 2, 2019
Baton Rouge has some of the best authentic Cajun food you could ever eat and Kanye and his god got y’all eating undercooked light in color non crispy sausage down to #Brunchella for $55.
God does not dwell in chaos, sweetie. pic.twitter.com/VCbwKuLln0
— Nivea’s Wig Cap (@Shun662) November 2, 2019